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languish

verb [I] uk   /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪʃ/ us  
to exist in an unpleasant or unwanted situation, often for a long time: After languishing in obscurity for many years, her early novels have recently been rediscovered. He has been languishing in jail for the past 20 years. The ruling party is languishing in third place in the opinion polls.
Translations of “languish”
in Spanish languidecer, consumirse…
in French (se)languir…
in German ermatten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受苦,經歷苦難,受煎熬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受苦,经历苦难,受煎熬…
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