moribund


mor·i·bund

adjective \ˈmr-ə-(ˌ)bənd, ˈmär-\

: no longer active or effective : close to failure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
mor·i·bun·di·ty \ˌmr-ə-ˈbən-də-tē, ˌmär-\ noun

Examples of MORIBUND

  1. an actor who is trying to revive his moribund career
  2. The peace talks are moribund.

Origin of MORIBUND

Latin moribundus, from mori to die — more at murder
First Known Use: circa 1721

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mor·i·bund

adjective \ˈmr-ə-(ˌ)bənd, ˈmär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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