|1.||[ verb ] lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief|
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
|Related terms:||weaken languisher|
|2.||[ verb ] have a desire for something or someone who is not present|
|Synonyms:||ache yen yearn pine|
"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"
|Related terms:||long die longing pining|
|3.||[ verb ] desire strongly or persistently|
|Synonyms:||long ache hanker pine yen yearn|
|Related terms:||desire miss ache die longing hankering longer|
|4.||[ verb ] become feeble|
"The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
|Related terms:||deteriorate attenuation|