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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pine away.
  • v. To waste away through suffering or through torment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To waste away completely by suffering or torment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To waste away by suffering or torment.

Etymologies

From Middle English forpinen, equivalent to for- +‎ pine. Cognate with Middle Low German vorpinen ("to forpine"). (Wiktionary)

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