moribund

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French moribond, from Latin moribundus (dying)

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AdjectiveEdit

moribund (not comparable)

  1. Approaching death; about to die; dying; expiring.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 206:
      These moribund shapes were free as air - and nearly as thin.
  2. Almost obsolete, nearing an end.

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NounEdit

moribund (plural moribunds)

  1. A person who is near to dying.

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GermanEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

moribund (strong nominative masculine singular moribunder, not comparable)

  1. (also figuratively) moribund (approaching death)

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Further readingEdit

  • moribund” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • moribund” in Duden online
  • moribund” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon