dying

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

die +‎ -ing

AdjectiveEdit

dying (not comparable)

  1. Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
  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
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

dying

  1. Present participle of die.

Etymology 2Edit

dye +‎ -ing

VerbEdit

dying

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

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