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Definition of moribund adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    moribund

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒrɪbʌnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrɪbʌnd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈmɑːrɪbʌnd//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1(of an industry, an institution, a custom, etc.) no longer effective and about to come to an end completely a moribund company/economy
  2. 2in a very bad condition; dying a moribund patient/tree
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin moribundus, from mori ‘to die’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: moribund