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moribund

[′mȯr·ə·bənd]
(biology)
In a dying or deathlike state.
In a state of suspended life functions; dormant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Osike who also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a one-day working visit to the moribund steel company to enable him decide whether the industry should be allowed to remain uncompleted said government at all level can not keep on promising to create jobs when the sources of job creation remained dormant for over three decades.
But while in Busia on Saturday for the burial of Michael Magero at Mukhwayo village in Butula Constituency, Mr Wetangula swallowed his words claiming that he was quoted out of context."When I said Nasa is moribund I didnt mean it was dead.
Bargielska's imagery pops with a vocabulary that seems to abide no boundaries, transforming a dazzling array of subjects into half-ironic poetic collages that dance on the edge of the cheeky and the moribund.
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A technical fault in one of the three major dams or the 500kV transmission lines triggered a domino effect and took down the already moribund national grid, suspending work at factories and businesses in the industrial heartland.
The main objectives of the proposed scheme are to raise the navigability of the Burishwar river for the Payra sea port and revive six moribund rivers- Dudhkumar, Dharla, Punarbhaba, Showa, Old Brahmaputra and Tulai through dredging.
The association also wants appointment of academicians in the Sindh Higher Education Commission which has remained moribund since its establishment.
The bank downplayed the potential for a revival in wheat prices left moribund by a series of strong harvests, the latest of which being the unprecedented 35.1m-tonne Australian crop.
And he said some economists were warning of the danger of "secular stagnation", which sees extended periods of moribund growth caused by permanently low interest rates, high savings and weak business investment.
I would certainly see her as a good Independent candidate for next year's elections; she would liven up a rather moribund Assembly.
If Labour have problems down south, they are nothing compared to the apparently moribund outlook in Scotland with a rapidly diminishing influence in Holyrood and a lone Westminster MP.
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