moribund


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mor·i·bund

 (môr′ə-bŭnd′, mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Approaching death; about to die.
2. On the verge of becoming obsolete: moribund customs; a moribund way of life.

[Latin moribundus, from morī, to die; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′i·bun′di·ty (-bŭn′dĭ-tē) n.
mor′i·bund′ly adv.

moribund

(ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd)
adj
1. near death
2. stagnant; without force or vitality
[C18: from Latin, from morī to die]
ˌmoriˈbundity n
ˈmoriˌbundly adv

mor•i•bund

(ˈmɔr əˌbʌnd, ˈmɒr-)

adj.
1. near death or termination.
2. not progressing; stagnant; lifeless.
[1715–25; < Latin moribundus dying =mori- (s. of morī to die) + -bundus adj. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moribund - not growing or changing; without force or vitality
adynamic, undynamic - characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness
2.moribund - being on the point of death; breathing your last; "a moribund patient"
dying - in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"

moribund

adjective declining, weak, waning, standing still, stagnant, stagnating, on the way out, at a standstill, obsolescent, on its last legs, forceless the moribund housing market
Translations

moribund

[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] ADJmoribundo

moribund

[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] adjmoribond(e)

moribund

adj persontodgeweiht (geh), → moribund (spec); speciesim Aussterben begriffen; (fig) plan, policyzum Scheitern verurteilt; customs, way of lifezum Aussterben verurteilt; the empire was in a moribund statedas Weltreich stand vor dem Untergang or ging seinem Untergang entgegen

moribund

[ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd] adjmoribondo/a

mor·i·bund

a. moribundo-a, cercano-a a la muerte, agonizante.
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Even the handkerchief in my breast-pocket, worn for elegance and not at all for use, was wet through by the time that moribund woman sank for the last time into the arms of her lover.
These moribund shapes were free as air--and nearly as thin.
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When he rose painfully the thrusting forward of a skinny groping hand deformed by gouty swellings suggested the effort of a moribund murderer summoning all his remaining strength for a last stab.
The all but moribund veteran of dynamite wars had been a great actor in his time - actor on platforms, in secret assemblies, in private interviews.
Burns with his moribund head nodding on the stalk of his lean neck was a sight for any one to exclaim at.
IN her letter of December 1, Suzanne North lists all the wonderful things which are happening in Wakefield and contrasts that with moribund Huddersfield.
I was disappointed not to see Ed Moribund - or was it his brother, unfortunately I cannot tell them apart.
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I abhor the appalling and moribund monkey language myself, which hasn't had a new noun since the Middle Ages.
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