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1. Approaching death; about to die.
2. On the verge of becoming obsolete: moribund customs; a moribund way of life.
3. Barely active or in use, especially after a period of intense activity: a moribund stock market.
mor′i·bun′di·ty (-bŭn′dĭ-tē) n.
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1. near death
2. stagnant; without force or vitality
[C18: from Latin, from morī to die]
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mor•i•bund(ˈmɔr əˌbʌnd, ˈmɒr-)
1. near death or termination.
2. not progressing; stagnant; lifeless.
[1715–25; < Latin moribundus dying =mori- (s. of morī to die) + -bundus adj. suffix]
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|Adj.||1.||moribund - not growing or changing; without force or vitality|
|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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
moribund[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] ADJ → moribundo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
moribund[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] adj → moribond(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
moribund[ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd] adj → moribondo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. moribundo-a, cercano-a a la muerte, agonizante.
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