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!
    a dying fire
    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
  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. The process of approaching death; loss of life; death.
    • 1995 November 26, Laura Mansnerus, quoting Timothy Leary, “At Death's Door, the Message Is Tune In, Turn On, Drop In”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      “I'm looking forward to the most fascinating experience in life, which is dying,” he said. “You've got to approach your dying the way you live your life—with curiosity, with hope, with fascination, with courage and with the help of your friends.”
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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

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