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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: morbidus 'diseased', from morbus 'illness'


Related topics: Illness and Disability
1 with a strong and unhealthy interest in unpleasant subjects, especially death
morbid fascination/curiosity
a morbid fascination with instruments of torture
The trip was made all the worse by Frankie's morbid fear of flying.
His head was full of morbid thoughts.
2 medicalMI relating to or caused by a disease:
a morbid gene
morbidly adverb
morbidity noun [uncountable]

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