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Meaning of MORIBUND

Pronunciation:  'mâree`bund

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

MORIBUND is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: adynamic, dying(a), expiring(a), stagnant, undynamic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mor"i*bund\, a. [L. moribundus, from moriri to die.
    See {Mortal}.]
    In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
          The patient was comatose and moribund.   --Copland.
  2. \Mor"i*bund\, n.
    A dying person. [R.]
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