Thursday, June 08, 2000
Definitions for moribund
- In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
- 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.
Perhaps this explained his solicitousness, his tender careful moist gaze, as if she were moribund.
Origin of moribund
Moribund is from Latin moribundus, from mori, "to die."