dying

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Etymology 1[edit]

die +‎ -ing

Adjective[edit]

dying (not comparable)

  1. Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
    dying fire
  2. Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
  3. Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
    His dying words were of his mother.
    until my dying day
    his dying bed
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Noun[edit]

dying (countable and uncountable, plural dyings)

  1. (plural only) Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
  2. The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.
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Verb[edit]

dying

  1. Present participle of die.

Etymology 2[edit]

dye +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

dying

  1. (nonstandard) Present participle of dye. (Alternative form of dyeing)

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