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moribund

[′mȯr·ə·bənd]
(biology)
In a dying or deathlike state.
In a state of suspended life functions; dormant.
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Termite mortality and moribundity were recorded once or twice per day for 7 days.
Ecology is increasingly conceived as a network of attachments between things within a flat ontological schema: life under conditions of collapse, moribundity, catastrophe.
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This new lease, for Brooks, would be manifested most clearly two decades later in Thornton Wilder's Our Town, where Grovers Corners would demonstrate that "if the New England village was moribund this was a moribundity that never meant death" (329).