dying

adjective
dy·ing | \ˈdī-iŋ \

Definition of dying 

1a : approaching death a dying man He had come back three years earlier to care for his dying mother.— Jeff Tietz : gradually ceasing to be the dying day a dying fire

b : having reached an advanced or ultimate stage of decay or disuse a dying civilization a dying tradition

2 : of, relating to, or occurring at the time of death or dying recorded his dying words promised to fulfill her dying wishes

Synonyms for dying

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moribund

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First Known Use of dying

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Kids Definition of dying

present participle of die

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Medical Definition of dying 

pres part of die

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