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Friday, February 02, 2007

Definitions for moribund

  1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
  2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.

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Citations for moribund
He put on a beaver overcoat, a present from a wealthy Petrograd banker and speculator, Ignati Porfiryevich Manus, whose niece had been moribund with fever until Rasputin's healing intercession had revived her. Brian Moynahan, Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned
Perhaps this explained his solicitousness, his tender careful moist gaze, as if she were moribund. Kathryn Harrison, The Binding Chair
Origin of moribund
1715-1725
Moribund is from Latin moribundus, from mori, "to die."