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languished

verb
past tense of languish

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to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • older people, especially, were languishing during the prolonged heat wave

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“Languished.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/languished. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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