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languishes

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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“Languishes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/languishes. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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