dying

adjective dy·ing \ ˈdī-iŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dying

1 a : 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

First Known Use of dying

15th century



DYING Defined for Kids

dying

Definition of dying for Students

  • present participle of die

Medical Dictionary

dying

medical Definition of dying

  • pres part of die


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