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To lose bodily strength or vigor
“Get it right and no one notices; get it wrong and plants languish and die in boggy beds, huge puddles kill lawn, and in the worst case scenario you awake to the slap and gurgle of water in the basement.”
Be forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation
“There is a paragraph in the appellant's submissions that refers to the unacceptability of simply allowing a person to languish in detention.”
Pine with love or grief
“I have seen children all over the world languishing for love, and care, and giving.”
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