Etymology
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moribund (adj.)

1721, "about to die, in a dying state," from French moribund (16c.), from Latin moribundus "dying, at the point of death," from mori "to die," from PIE root *mer- "to rub away, harm" (also "to die" and forming words referring to death and to beings subject to death). Figurative sense of "near an end" is from 1837. Related: Moribundity.

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Definitions of moribund

moribund (adj.)
not growing or changing; without force or vitality;
Synonyms: stagnant
moribund (adj.)
being on the point of death; breathing your last;
a moribund patient
From wordnet.princeton.edu