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inter-mŏrĭor , mortuus sum, 3, v. dep.
I. To die in secret, perish unobserved, to die off, fall to decay (not in Cic. or Cæs.), Cato, R. R. 161, 3: “radices intermoriuntur,Plin. 21, 18, 69, § 114: “ignis,Curt. 6, 6, 31: “civitas,Liv. 34, 49.—
II. Trop.
A. To faint away, to swoon: “ex profluvio sanguinis intermorientes vino reficiendi sunt,Cels. 5, 26, 25.—
B. Of roads, to come to an end, stop: “pars (viarum) sine ullo exitu intermoriuntur,Dig. 43, 7, 3, § 2. —
C. To be neglected: nullum officium tuum apud me intermoriturum existimas, Bith. ap. Cic. Fam. 6, 16.—Hence, intermortŭus , a, um, P. a., dead, faint, lifeless, powerless.
B. Trop.: gemmae jactatae in ignem, velut intermortuae, exstinguuntur, lose their lustre, Plin. 37, 7, 27, § 99: “contiones,Cic. Mil. 5, 12: “mores boni plerique omnes jam sunt intermortui,Plaut. Trin. 1, 1, 7: “Catilinae reliquiae,Cic. Pis. 7 fin.: “memoria generis sui,id. Mur. 7, 16 fin.
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