An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (near death)
a. dying
Aquella mujer moribunda con la mirada perdida fue en su día una chica llena de energía.That dying woman with a lifeless gaze was an energetic girl.
b. moribund
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Con el acenso de las computadoras en el siglo XXI, muchos sectores se han vuelto moribundos.With the rise of computers in the 21st century, many industries have become moribund.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (person who is near death)
a. dying man (masculine)
Varios moribundos estaban tumbados en el campo de batalla después de la batallaSeveral dying men were lying on the battlefield after the battle.
b. dying woman (feminine)
Una mujer moribunda dijo ser mi tía y me dejó toda su herencia.A dying woman said she was my aunt and left me with all her inheritance.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. dying
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. dying person
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moribundoa moribunda
1 [+persona] dying
estaba moribundo he was dying; he was at death's door
2 [+proceso, negocio] moribund
un negocio moribundo
el régimen está moribundo the regime is moribund o on the way out
dying person
los moribundos the dying
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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