languishment

languishment

[lang-gwish-muhnt]
noun Archaic.
1.
the act or state of languishing.

Origin:
1535–45; languish + -ment

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languish (ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to lose or diminish in strength or energy
2.  (often foll by for) to be listless with desire; pine
3.  to suffer deprivation, hardship, or neglect: to languish in prison
4.  to put on a tender, nostalgic, or melancholic expression
 
[C14 languishen, from Old French languiss-, stem of languir, ultimately from Latin languēre]
 
'languishing
 
adj
 
'languishingly
 
adv
 
'languishment
 
n

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