Simple Definition of moribund
: no longer active or effective : close to failure
: very sick : close to death
Full Definition of moribund
1 : being in the state of dying : approaching death
2 : being in a state of inactivity or obsolescence
Examples of moribund in a sentence
an actor who is trying to revive his moribund career
The peace talks are moribund.
Origin of moribund
Latin moribundus, from mori to die — more at murder
First Known Use: circa 1721
Medical Definition of moribund
: being in the state of dying : approaching death <in the moribund patient deepening stupor and coma are the usual preludes to death—Norman Cameron>
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