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
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