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-languesco , gŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to sink down fainting; to grow languid or faint (class. but rare).
2. Transf., of the wind, to sink, slacken, lull, abate, Sen. Q. N. 5, 8, 3.— “Of a star,to grow dim, Plin. 37, 9, 51, § 134.—
II. Trop., to become enfeebled or relaxed, to relax: quod iis rebus relanguescere animos eorum et remitti virtutem existimarent, * Caes. B. G. 2, 15: quod autem relanguisse se dicit, that he has relaxed (in his enmity), * Cic. Att. 13, 41; cf.: “animo relanguit ardor,Ov. Am. 2, 9, 27: “ut taedio impetus relanguescat regis,Liv. 35, 44 (relanguerat, v. l. for elanguerat, Tac. H. 1, 46): “si prima indignatio relanguescat,id. ib. 1, 33.
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