Moribund
Moribund \Mor"i*bund\, n. A dying person. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Moribund — refers to a literal or figurative state of near death. Moribund may also refer to: Le Moribond , a song by Jacques Brel which became better known for its rewritten English language version, Seasons in the Sun Moribund (album), a 2006 album by the …   Wikipedia

  • Moribund — Mor i*bund, a. [L. moribundus, from moriri to die. See {Mortal}.] In a dying state; dying; at the point of death. [1913 Webster] The patient was comatose and moribund. Copland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moribund — UK US /ˈmɒrɪbʌnd/ adjective FORMAL ECONOMICS ► used to describe a business, market, etc. that is not active or successful: »The figures show a moribund remortgage market …   Financial and business terms

  • moribund — (adj.) 1721, about to die, from M.Fr. moribund (16c.), from L. moribundus dying, at the point of death, from mori to die (see MORTAL (Cf. mortal) (adj.)). Figurative sense of near an end is from 1837. Related: Moribundity …   Etymology dictionary

  • moribund — index decadent, in extremis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • moribund — [adj] dying at death’s door*, at the end of the rope*, declining, done for*, doomed, expiring, fading, fated, going, mortal, mortally ill, one foot in the grave*, on one’s deathbed, on one’s last leg*, passing, perishing; concept 539 …   New thesaurus

  • moribund — ► ADJECTIVE 1) at the point of death. 2) in terminal decline; lacking vigour. ORIGIN Latin moribundus, from mori to die …   English terms dictionary

  • moribund — [môr′i bund΄] adj. [L moribundus, dying < mori, to die: see MORTAL] 1. dying 2. coming to an end 3. having little or no vital force left moribundity n …   English World dictionary

  • moribund — mor|i|bund [ˈmɔrıbʌnd US ˈmo: , ˈma: ] adj [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: moribundus, from mori to die ] 1.) a moribund organization, industry, etc is no longer active or effective and may be coming to an end ▪ The region s heavy industry is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moribund — [[t]mɒ̱rɪbʌnd, AM mɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as moribund, you mean that it is in a very bad condition. [FORMAL] ...the moribund economy. ...the moribund housing market... The British music scene is nostalgic, decrepit and… …   English dictionary

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