Definition of Moribund

1. Adjective. Not growing or changing; without force or vitality.

Exact synonyms: Stagnant
Similar to: Adynamic, Undynamic
Derivative terms: Stagnancy, Stagnate



2. Adjective. Being on the point of death; breathing your last. "A moribund patient"
Similar to: Dying

Definition of Moribund

1. a. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.

2. n. A dying person.

Definition of Moribund

1. Adjective. Approaching death; about to die; dying; expiring. ¹

2. Adjective. Almost obsolete, nearing an end. ¹

3. Noun. A person who is near to dying. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moribund

1. being about to die [adj]

Medical Definition of Moribund

1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death. "The patient was comatose and moribund." (Copland) Origin: L. Moribundus, from moriri to die. See Mortal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moribund

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moribund (current term)
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Literary usage of Moribund

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1900)
"moribund —it may be fragmented—free parasites (Fig. 2.5) are often a source of confusion to the beginner. Their nature is frequently misunderstood ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"anti-toxin was not used during the first three days and those in which the patients were moribund at the time of injection or died within twenty- four hours ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"The patient, when first seen by him, was apparently moribund, in profound coma, with livid face and cold extremities. The pulse would beat 8-10 times with ..."

4. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"... as having been the author of " The Psychical Aspects of Insanity," "The Shadow- Line of Insanity," "Medical New York in 1800," "Signs of the moribund ..."

5. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1916)
"This belief in the moribund condition of slavery prevented the convention from realizing the actual effect of the concessions which were made. ..."

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