Moribund meaning

môrə-bŭnd, mŏr-
A person who is near to dying.
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Approaching death; about to die.
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On the verge of becoming obsolete.

Moribund customs; a moribund way of life.

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Dying.
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Coming to an end.
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Having little or no vital force left.
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The definition of moribund is someone or something that is near death or that is lacking in life and vitality.

An example of moribund is a description you would use for someone who is on his death bed and about to pass away.

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Origin of moribund

  • Latin moribundus from morī to die mer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin moribundus (“dying")

    From Wiktionary