"languishes" in the verb sense
1. pine away, waste, languish
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
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"
3. languish, fade
"The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon"
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