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moribund

[mawr-uh-buhnd, mor-] /ˈmɔr əˌbʌnd, ˈmɒr-/
adjective
1.
in a dying state; near death.
2.
on the verge of extinction or termination.
3.
not progressing or advancing; stagnant:
a moribund political party.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Latin moribundus dying, equivalent to mori- (stem of morī to die) + -bundus adj. suffix
Related forms
moribundity, noun
moribundly, adverb
unmoribund, adjective
unmoribundly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for moribundity

moribund

/ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd/
adjective
1.
near death
2.
stagnant; without force or vitality
Derived Forms
moribundity, noun
moribundly, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from morī to die
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Word Origin and History for moribundity

moribund

adj.

1721, "about to die," from Middle French moribund (16c.), from Latin moribundus "dying, at the point of death," from mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Figurative sense of "near an end" is from 1837. Related: Moribundity.

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moribundity in Medicine

moribund mor·i·bund (môr'ə-bŭnd')
n.
At the point of death; dying.


mor'i·bun'di·ty (-bŭn'dĭ-tē) n.
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