1. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

Similar word(s): waste

Definition categories: change, weaken

2. have a desire for something or someone who is not present

Similar word(s): ache, pine, yearn, yen

Definition categories: emotion, hanker, long, yearn

3. become feeble

- The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon

Similar word(s): fade

Definition categories: body, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

Sentences with languish as a verb:

- He languished without his girlfriend

- He languished in prison for years

- The case languished for years before coming to trial.