From Merriam-Webster v.
1 a: to be or become feeble, weak, or enervated b: to be or live in a state of depression or decreasing vitality
2 a: to become dispirited: languishing in prison b: to suffer neglect the bill languished in the Senate for eight months
3: to assume an expression of grief or emotion appealing for sympathy
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French languiss-, stem of languir, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin languire, from Latin languEre.
I was reading a text in Spanish, which contained the word languidecer. That prompted me to suggest this word.
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