moribund

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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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After a half century of moribundity, in which federal courts were the arena for most fights over citizens' rights, state courts are more and more establishing higher ceilings for what they see as citizens' rights.
A negative relationship between the variable White and completeness of coverage is expected due to higher mortality and moribundity rates among nonwhites, which would increase the need for medical services.