January 25th, 2009

January 25th- Moribund

moribund \MOR-uh-bund\, adjective

Definition:
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.

Example:
He put on a beaver overcoat, a present from a wealthy Petrograd banker and speculator, Ignati Porfiryevich Manus, whose niece had been moribund with fever until Rasputin's healing intercession had revived her.
-- Brian Moynahan, Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned

Origin:
Moribund is from Latin moribundus, from mori, "to die.