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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /


  • ascetical ascetical  /ə ˈsɛ tɪ kəl/ ?  pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of…

    ascetical meaning(s) 

    1. (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    2. (adj) practicing great self-denial


    ascetical usage(s)

    1. The dangers of intellectual pride are many and grave, and we do well to discipline ourselves and our students in the moral and ascetical controls of this as of all other vices.
    2. They have studied these matters intensely, whereas far too much of our ascetical literature echoes the monastic viewpoint of life in the religious community.
  • ascetically ascetically  in an ascetic manner
  • asceticism asceticism  /ə ˈsɛ tɪ sɪ zəm/ ?  the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures…
  • asch asch  /ˈæʃ/ ?  United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)
  • aschelminthes aschelminthes  unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
  • asci asci  saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
  • ascidiaceae ascidiaceae  sometimes classified as an order: sea squirts
  • ascidian ascidian  minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through…
  • ascidian tadpole ascidian tadpole  free-swimming larva of ascidians; they have a tail like a tadpole…
  • ascii ascii  /ˈæ ski/ ?  (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by…
  • ascii character ascii character  any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary…
  • ascii character set ascii character set  (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding…
  • ascii control character ascii control character  ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or…
  • ascii text file ascii text file  a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
  • ascites ascites  accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
  • ascitic ascitic  of or relating to or resulting from an abnormal accumulation of protein and electrolyte…
  • asclepia meadii asclepia meadii  milkweed of central North America; a threatened species
  • asclepiad asclepiad  /æs ˈkli pɪ æd/ ?  any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
  • asclepiadaceae asclepiadaceae  widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales;…
  • asclepiadaceous asclepiadaceous  of or relating to plants of the milkweed family
  • asclepias asclepias  genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
  • asclepias albicans asclepias albicans  tall herb with leafless white waxy stems and whitish starlike flowers;…
  • asclepias curassavica asclepias curassavica  tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting…
  • asclepias exaltata asclepias exaltata  milkweed of the eastern United States with leaves resembling those…
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