What does the word languish mean?

Usage examples for languish

  1. He let the factory of Francis I languish, but carried on the art under his own name and fame. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  2. Certainly among them all the talk did not languish. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  3. The Indians sometimes bring down troupiales to Stabroek, but in a few months they languish and die in a cage. – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
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