AskDefine | Define moribund

Dictionary Definition

moribund adj
1 not growing or changing; without force or vitality [syn: stagnant]
2 on the point of death; breathing your last; "a moribund patient"; "the expiring man was carried home by his two friends"

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English

Etymology

From moribundus

Pronunciation

  • /ˈmɔːrɪbʌnd/

Adjective

  1. Approaching death; about to die; expiring
  2. Almost obsolete, nearing an end.

Derived terms

Translations

approaching death
almost obsolete

Noun

  1. A person who is near to dying.

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