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King James Dictionary
LAN'GUISH, L. langueo, lachinisso Gr. to flag, to lag. L. laxo, laxus, flacceo.
1. To lose strength or animation to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless to pine to be or to grow heavy. We languish under disease or after excessive exertion.
She that hath borne seven languisheth. Jeremiah 15 .
2. To wither to fade to lose the vegetating power.
For the fields of Heshbon languisheth. Jeremiah 15 .
3. To grow dull to be no longer active and vigorous. The war languished for want of supplies. Commerce, agriculture, manufactures languish, not for want of money, but for want of good markets.
4. To pine or sink under sorrow or any continued passion as, a woman languishes for the loss of her lover.
Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish. Hosea 4 .
5. To look with softness or tenderness, as with the head reclined and a peculiar cast of the eye.
LAN'GUISH, To cause to droop or pine. Little used.
LAN'GUISH, n. Act of pining also, a soft and tender look or appearance.
And the blue languish of soft Allia's eye.
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