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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Dredging of the moribund rivers needs to be done in dry season as this is the suitable time for it as several portions of the rivers need dredging by excavators which is difficult to do during the rainy season.
The editors have organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in ten chapters devoted to the theoretical empirical challenges and rewards of researching moribund Germanic heritage languages, evidence from Wisconsin heritage German of an early stage of the historical development of complementizer agreement, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
However, pursuing the idea of good business versus bad busness I thought that Ed Moribund could help me decide a rather difficult question.
Vorderman "I abhor the moribund monkey language myself, which hasn't had a new noun since the Middle Ages.
I abhor the appalling and moribund monkey language myself, which hasn't had a new noun since the Middle Ages.
Stuart Gordon, Flagler senior director of leasing who worked with leasing director Chris Sutton to land the auto insurance company, said the top end of the office market has retained its appeal even in a nearly moribund market.
For some reason known to a collection of moribund male MPs, disconnected I presume from the day to day care requirements of a family, Parliamentarians still work ludicrous hours and I am no longer happy to walk the streets home at 12 o'clock at night having finished work an hour or so earlier.
View: Many retailers, particularly those linked to the moribund housing market, have struggled as indebted consumers cut spending amid rising unemployment and a sharp recession
AT last, somebody has come up with a bold initiative that may, just may, breathe life into a housing market that is moribund.
The new board of India's scandal-hit IT giant Satyam Computers met for the first time yesterday, raising hopes for its future and sparking life in its moribund share price.
But the sleeper hit confirmed the Brazilian outfit as a shot in the arm for the moribund indie scene.
This chap, smart as a guardsman in his bright red uniform, was on duty at Old Trafford last week as the Bears declined to a moribund, relegation-clinching, nine-wicket championship defeat.