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moribund

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adjective mor·i·bund \ˈmȯr-ə-(ˌ)bənd, ˈmär-\

Simple Definition of moribund

  • : no longer active or effective : close to failure

  • : very sick : close to death

Full Definition of moribund

  1. 1 :  being in the state of dying :  approaching death

  2. 2 :  being in a state of inactivity or obsolescence

mor·i·bun·di·ty play \ˌmȯr-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


Medical Dictionary

moribund

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adjective mor·i·bund \ˈmȯr-ə-(ˌ)bənd, ˈmär-\

Medical Definition of moribund

  1. :  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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