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