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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.
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.
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moribund

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

moribund

[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] ADJmoribundo
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moribund

[ˈmɒrɪbʌnd] adjmoribond(e)
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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
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moribund

[ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd] adjmoribondo/a
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mor·i·bund

a. moribundo-a, cercano-a a la muerte, agonizante.
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