Dead and Moribund


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Dead adjective – No longer living.
Usage example: I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather

Moribund and dead are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Moribund" instead an adjective "Dead".
Nearby Word: deadly
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Moribund adjective – Nearly dead.
Usage example: with its run-down look and empty aisles, the grocery store appeared moribund

Dead and moribund are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Dead" instead an adjective "Moribund".
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Things that words describes

boy dead boy moribund boy
language dead language moribund language
city dead city moribund city

Both words in one sentence

  • Averted in Frederik Pohl's The World At The End Of Time, as Wan-To can remember all its past life near the end of the book it's its unique pastime living inside a dead star in a moribund Universe.
  • Bad Stuff [if it beats you]: You are dead, deceased, departed, defunct, lifeless, perished, moribund and exanimate.
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