HyperDic: languish

English > 3 senses of the word languish:
VERBchangelanguish, pine away, wastelose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
emotionlanguish, ache, yearn, yen, pinehave a desire for something or someone who is not present
bodylanguish, fadebecome feeble
languish > pronunciation
Soundslae'nggwihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > languish: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningLose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymspine away, waste
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishlanguidecer
Catalanllanguir
Nounslanguishera person who languishes
English > languish: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningHave a desire for something or someone who is not present.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsache, yearn, yen, pine
Narrowerdielanguish as with love or desire
Broaderhanker, long, yearndesire strongly or persistently
Spanishanhelar, ansiar, consumirse, doler
Catalanconsumir-se, doldre, saber greu
English > languish: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningBecome feeble.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
Synonymfade
Broaderdevolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateGrow worse
Spanishdesvanecerse, languidecer
Catalanesvair-se, llanguir
Nounslanguishera person who languishes

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