Morass ore. (Min.) See Bog ore, under Bog.

(mo*rass"y) a. Marshy; fenny. [R.] Pennant.

(Mo"rate) n. (Chem.) A salt of moric acid.

(Mo*ra"tion) n. [L. moratio.] A delaying tarrying; delay. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Mo*ra"vi*an) a. Of or pertaining to Moravia, or to the United Brethren. See Moravian, n.

(Mo*ra"vi*an), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect called the United Brethren (an offshoot of the Hussites in Bohemia), which formed a separate church of Moravia, a northern district of Austria, about the middle of the 15th century. After being nearly extirpated by persecution, the society, under the name of The Renewed Church of the United Brethren, was reëstablished in 1722-35 on the estates of Count Zinzendorf in Saxony. Called also Herrnhuter.

(Mo*ra"vi*an*ism) n. The religious system of the Moravians.

(Mor"ay) n. (Zoöl.) A muræna.

(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. — 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.

(||Mor`bi*dez"za) n. [It., softness, delicacy. See Morbid.]

1. (Fine Arts) Delicacy or softness in the representation of flesh.

2. (Mus.) A term used as a direction in execution, signifying, with extreme delicacy. Ludden.

(Mor*bid"i*ty) n.

1. The quality or state of being morbid.

2. Morbid quality; disease; sickness. C. Kingsley.

3. Amount of disease; sick rate.

(Mor"bid*ly) adv. In a morbid manner.

4. In a manner calculated to serve as the basis of action; according to the usual course of things and human judgment; according to reason and probability.

It is morally impossible for an hypocrite to keep himself long upon his guard.

(Mo*rass") n. [OE. marras, mareis fr. F. marais, prob. from L. mare sea, in LL., any body of water; but perh. influenced by some German word. See Mere a lake, and cf. Marsh.] A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.

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