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American English: /ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ/
British English: /ˈlaŋɡwɪʃ/

Translation of languish in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • [literary]
    (in prison) pudrirse
    the information is languishing in a drawer
    la información está archivada en un cajón
    to languish for something
    suspirar por algo [literary]
    he languished for her love
    suspiraba por su amor [literary]
    the languishing tones of the flute
    el tono lánguido de la flauta
    she gave a languishing sigh
    suspiró lánguidamente
    Example sentences
    • According to official figures, around 250,000 old appliances will be languishing in storage by the end of the year because of an EU directive demanding the safe disposal of the harmful chemicals they contain.
    • They were eager to unearth every scrap of information, many having high hopes that they were related to someone rich and famous with an unclaimed fortune languishing in a long-forgotten bank account just begging to be collected.
    • Supporters of democracy must firmly challenge that dangerous illusion and remind the world of the dissidents languishing in Cuban jails, many of whom have become seriously ill after being confined for long periods in dank cells.
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