Definition of languesco
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Orthography ID = 2031784
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LNS
languescō, languescere, languī, -
langueo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to become faint, weak, languid
  2. to be enfeebled, to be ill, to languish
  3. to grow languid, listless, inactive, to decline, decrease
Abbreviations
languesco, gui, 3, v. inch. n. [langueo], to become faint, weak, languid (class.; syn.: torpesco, marcesco). Lit. In gen.: corpore languescit, Cic. Fin. 4, 24, 65: orator metuo ne languescat senectute, id. de Sen. 9, 28: corpora, Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 39; Plin. Pan. 18: vites languescunt, Plin. 18, 15, 37, § 138: cum flos, succisus aratro, languescit moriens, droops, withers, Verg. A. 9, 436: Bacchus in amphora Languescit, becomes mild or mellow, Hor. C. 3, 16, 34: luna languescit, becomes obscured, Tac. A. 1, 28: color in luteum languescens, inclining to, Plin. 27, 13, 109, § 133.

— In partic., to be enfeebled by disease, to be ill, to languish (poet. and post-Aug.): nec mea languescent corpora, Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 39: ter omnino per quatuordecim annos languit, Suet. Ner. 51.

— Trop., to grow languid, listless, or inactive, to decline, decrease: consensus populi, si nos languescimus debilitetur necesse est, Cic. Phil. 8, 2, 4: Martia legio hoc nuntio languescet et mollietur, id. ib. 12, 3, 8: quare non est, cur eorum spes infringatur aut languescat industria, should relax, id. Or. 2, 6: militaria studia, are on the decline, Plin. Pan. 18: affectus omnes, Quint. 11, 3, 2: mens languescit, id. 1, 2, 18: omnium rerum cupido languescit, cum facilis occasio est, Plin. Ep. 8, 20, 1: paulatim atrocibus irae languescunt animis, Sil. 13, 325: illa rabies languit, Luc. 7, 246.
 
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