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languish

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪʃ/
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 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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