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-(of a person) At the point of death. -(of a thing) In terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigor. -Being in the state of dying; approaching death. -Being in a state of inactivity or obsolescence

Use instead of:


-On one's deathbed

-At death's door

-'bout to kick the bucket

1721, from Middle French moribund (16c.), from Latin moribundus - dying, at the point of death, from mori - to die. Figurative sense of near an end is from 1837

Used in a sentence:

“Try though he may, he just can’t seem to breathe new life into his moribund career.”


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