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languish

verb [I]  us   /ˈlæŋ·ɡwɪʃ/
to exist in an unpleasant or unwanted situation, often for a long time: Members of Congress have introduced plans, but those have languished.
Translations of “languish”
in Vietnamese úa tàn, tiều tụy…
in Spanish languidecer, consumirse…
in Thai อ่อนแรง…
in Malaysian menjadi lembap…
in French (se)languir…
in German ermatten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受苦,經歷苦難,受煎熬…
in Indonesian makin lemah, merana…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受苦,经历苦难,受煎熬…
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