A Word A Day : Moribund

Monday, 15th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : máwre-bùnd

1. In the process of becoming obsolete

2. Nearly dead

3. Not growing or changing; without force or vitality


Latin moribundus, from mor, to die





Contextual Examples:

• We have to get rid of moribund customs.

• The moribund way of life that we come across among the tribes is the hurdle for their growth.

Related Words :

1. Moribundly: Adverb

2. Moribundity: Noun

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