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languish

 
Verb languish has 3 senses
  1. pine away, waste, languish - lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
    --1 is one way to weaken
    Derived form: noun languisher1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
    --2 is one way to hanker, long, yearn
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. languish, fade - become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
    --3 is one way to devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate
    Derived form: noun languisher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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