[mawr-bid] /ˈmɔr bɪd/
suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.:
a morbid interest in death.
affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease.
pertaining to diseased parts:
having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic: a morbid growth
1650s, “of the nature of a disease, indicative of a disease,” from Latin morbidus “diseased,” from morbus “sickness, disease, ailment, illness,” from root of mori “to die,” which is possibly from PIE root *mer- “to rub, pound, wear away” (cf. Sanskrit mrnati “crushes, bruises;” Greek marainein “to consume, exhaust, put out, quench,” marasmus “consumption”). Transferred use, of mental states, is from 1777. Related: Morbidly; morbidness.
morbid mor·bid (môr’bĭd)
[mawr-bif-ik] /mɔrˈbɪf ɪk/ adjective 1. causing disease. /mɔːˈbɪfɪk/ adjective 1. causing disease; pathogenic morbific mor·bif·ic (môr-bĭf’ĭk) adj. Relating to or causing disease; pathogenic.
[mawr-bee-ahn] /mɔr biˈɑ̃/ noun 1. a department in W France. 2738 sq. mi. (7090 sq. km). Capital: Vannes. /French mɔrbiɑ̃/ noun 1. a department of NW France, in S Brittany. Capital: Vannes. Pop: 665 540 (2003 est). Area: 7092 sq km (2766 sq miles)
[mawr-bil-ahy] /mɔrˈbɪl aɪ/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Pathology. 1. (def 1). /mɔːˈbɪlaɪ/ noun 1. a technical name for measles morbilli mor·bil·li (môr-bĭl’ī) pl.n. Measles; rubeola.
morbilliform mor·bil·li·form (môr-bĭl’ə-fôrm’) adj. Resembling the dusky red eruption of measles.