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 (môr′ə-bŭnd′, mŏr′-)
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.

[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.


1. the state or quality of being on the verge of death.
2. close to extinction or stagnant. — moribund, adj.
See also: Death
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