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dying (not comparable)
- Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
- The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
- Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
- In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
- Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
- His dying words were of his mother.
- until my dying day
- his dying bed
- (stand-up comedy) Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.
- Experiencing strong desire.
- I am dying to have that red dress!
declining, or drawing to an end
pertaining to the moments before death
- (plural only) Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
- The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
- The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.
those who are currently expiring
process of approaching death
- Present participle of die.