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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Morbid  \Mor"bid\,  a.  [L.  morbidus  fr  morbus  disease;  prob. 
  akin  to  mori  to  die:  cf  F.  morbide,  It  morbido.  See 
  {Mortal}.] 
  1.  Not  sound  and  healthful;  induced  by  a  diseased  or  abnormal 
  condition;  diseased;  sickly;  as  morbid  humors;  a  morbid 
  constitution;  a  morbid  state  of  the  juices  of  a  plant. 
  ``Her  sick  and  morbid  heart.''  --Hawthorne. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  disease  or  diseased  parts  as  morbid 
  anatomy. 
 
  Syn:  Diseased;  sickly;  sick. 
 
  Usage:  {Morbid},  {Diseased}.  Morbid  is  sometimes  used 
  interchangeably  with  diseased,  but  is  commonly 
  applied,  in  a  somewhat  technical  sense  to  cases  of  a 
  prolonged  nature;  as  a  morbid  condition  of  the 
  nervous  system;  a  morbid  sensibility,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  morbid 
  adj  1:  suggesting  an  unhealthy  mental  state;  "morbid  interest  in 
  death";  "morbid  curiosity" 
  2:  suggesting  the  horror  of  death  and  decay;  "morbid  details" 
  [syn:  {ghoulish}] 
  3:  caused  by  or  altered  by  or  manifesting  disease  or  pathology; 
  "diseased  tonsils";  "a  morbid  growth";  "pathologic 
  tissue";  "pathological  bodily  processes"  [syn:  {diseased}, 
  {pathologic},  {pathological}] 




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