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dying

[dahy-ing] /ˈdaɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
ceasing to live; approaching death; expiring:
a dying man.
2.
of, pertaining to, or associated with death:
his dying hour.
3.
given, uttered, or manifested just before death:
her dying words.
4.
drawing to a close; ending:
the dying year.
noun
5.
the act or process of ceasing to live, ending, or drawing to a close.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See die1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
half-dying, adjective
Can be confused
dyeing, dying.
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British Dictionary definitions for halfdying

dying

/ˈdaɪɪŋ/
verb
1.
the present participle of die1
adjective
2.
relating to or occurring at the moment of death: a dying wish
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Word Origin and History for halfdying

dying

late 13c., "death," verbal noun from die (v.). From mid-15c. as a past participle adjective, "in the process of becoming dead."

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Idioms and Phrases with halfdying

dying

see under die
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