To languish in poverty.
Crops languishing from a lack of rain.
A bill languishing in a congressional committee.
Languished away in prison.
Legislation that continued to languish in committee.
Languish apart from friends and family; languish for a change from dull routine.
An example of languish is a project that just sits on the shelf and never gets finished.
An example of languish is a plant that is never watered and that gets sicker and sicker.
The case languished for years before coming to trial.