last/dying breath

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of last/dying breath

:the last breath taken before one dies
  • He blessed her with his last/dying breath.

Word by Word Definitions

last play
  1. : to continue in time

  2. : to remain fresh or unimpaired : endure

  3. : to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. : a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. : to shape with a last

  1. : after all others : at the end

  2. : most lately

  3. : in conclusion

  1. : following all the rest

  2. : being the only remaining

  3. : belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. : something that is last

dying play
  1. : approaching death : gradually ceasing to be

  2. : having reached an advanced or ultimate stage of decay or disuse

  3. : of, relating to, or occurring at the time of death or dying

breath play
  1. : air filled with a fragrance or odor

  2. : a slight indication : suggestion

  3. : the faculty of breathing


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