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: no longer active or effective : close to failure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
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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