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Meaning of MORBID

Pronunciation:  'morbid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; "diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue"; "pathological bodily processes"
  2. [adj]  suggesting the horror of death and decay; "morbid details"
  3. [adj]  suggesting an unhealthy mental state; "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"
 

MORBID is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: diseased, ghoulish, offensive, pathologic, pathological, unhealthy, unwholesome
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mor"bid\, a. [L. morbidus, fr. morbus disease; prob.
akin to mori to die: cf. F. morbide, It. morbido. See
{Mortal}.]
1. Not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal
   condition; diseased; sickly; as, morbid humors; a morbid
   constitution; a morbid state of the juices of a plant.
   ``Her sick and morbid heart.'' --Hawthorne.

2. Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid
   anatomy.

Syn: Diseased; sickly; sick.

Usage: {Morbid}, {Diseased}. Morbid is sometimes used
       interchangeably with diseased, but is commonly
       applied, in a somewhat technical sense, to cases of a
       prolonged nature; as, a morbid condition of the
       nervous system; a morbid sensibility, etc.

 
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