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An extreme mental or physical distress; an emotional pain. (2)
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anguish (s) (noun), anguishes (pl)
1. An excruciating mental distress, a physical suffering, or an emotional pain: Mona was in a state of anguish when her cat ran away and she was afraid it was lost in the fields.
2. Etymology: from Old French anguisse, angoisse, "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage"; from Latin angustia, "tight place; tightness, straitness, narrowness"; figuratively "distress, difficulty," from ang(u)ere, "to throttle, to torment, to make narrow".
Agony, excruciating distress.
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A cry of suffering acute pain.
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This entry is located in the following units: angusti-, angust- (page 1) -ish (page 1)
anguish (verb), anguishes; anguished; anguishing
To suffer great emotional pains or distress: "Athena is anguishing over the loss of her sister."
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anguish, languish
anguish (ANG gwish) (noun)
Extreme anxiety or emotional torment; grief, woe: The mother waited in anguish for news of her missing child.
languish (LANG gwish) (verb)
1. To undergo hardship as a result of being deprived of something, typically attention, independence, or freedom: Alex lost his accustomed vigor and was about to languish in the tropical climate.
2. To long for something that is being denied; to pine for: After days in the hospital without visitors, Brad could only languish for the sight of his family.

When Tim had to languish in his bed for such a long time because he was ill, he started to experience a sense of anguish that he might not ever be well again.