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moribund

mor·i·bund

moribund

 
pronunciation:
mo rih bnd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: near death or extinction; dying.
Pollution had caused the river's ecosystem to fall into a moribund state.The community is attempting to revive a moribund tradition.
antonyms:
recovering, thriving
definition 2: not growing or advancing; stagnant.
a moribund economy
antonyms:
flourishing, thriving
derivations: moribundly (adv.), moribundity (n.)