[ mawr-uh-buhnd, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr əˌbʌnd, ˈmɒr- /
in a dying state; near death.
on the verge of extinction or termination.
not progressing or advancing; stagnant: a moribund political party.
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Origin of moribund
1715–25; < Latin moribundus dying, equivalent to mori- (stem of morī to die) + -bundus adj. suffix
Related formsmor·i·bun·di·ty, nounmor·i·bund·ly, adverbun·mor·i·bund, adjectiveun·mor·i·bund·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for moribundity
/ (ˈmɒrɪˌbʌnd) /
stagnant; without force or vitality
Derived Formsmoribundity, nounmoribundly, adverb
Word Origin for moribund
C18: from Latin, from morī to die
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Medicine definitions for moribundity
[ môr′ə-bŭnd′ ]
At the point of death; dying.
Related formsmor′i•bun′di•ty (-bŭn′dĭ-tē) n.
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