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verb [intransitive] languish pronunciation in British English /ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theylanguish
he/she/itlanguishes
present participlelanguishing
past tenselanguished
past participlelanguished
  1. 1
    to fail to be successful or to improve
    Oil prices continue to languish at $10.79 a barrel.
  2. 2
    to remain in a difficult or unpleasant situation for a long time
    languish in: The children are languishing in orphanages waiting for adoption.

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