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dying

about to expire; drawing to a close
Not to be confused with:
dieing – cutting, forming, or stamping with a die
dyeing – coloring materials with dye
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dy·ing

 (dī′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of die1.
adj.
1. About to die: dying patients.
2. Drawing to an end; declining: in the dying hours of the legislative session.
3. Done or uttered just before death: a dying request.
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dying

(ˈdaɪɪŋ)
vb
the present participle of die1
adj
relating to or occurring at the moment of death: a dying wish.
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dy•ing

(ˈdaɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. approaching death.
2. 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.
[1250–1300]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dying - the time when something endsdying - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
lifespan, lifetime, life-time, life - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
grave - death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
Adj.1.dying - in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"
nascent - being born or beginning; "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent insurgency"
2.dying - eagerly desirousdying - eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
eager - having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"
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dying

adjective
1. near death, going, failing, fading, doomed, expiring, ebbing, near the end, moribund, fading fast, in extremis (Latin), at death's door, not long for this world, on your deathbed, terminally ill, breathing your last He is a dying man.
2. final, last, parting, departing the dying wishes of her mother
3. failing, declining, sinking, foundering, diminishing, decreasing, dwindling, subsiding Shipbuilding is a dying business.
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Translations

dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
A. PRESENT PARTICIPLE of die
B. ADJ [man] → moribundo, agonizante; [moments] → final; [custom, race] → en vías de extinción
his dying words weresus últimas palabras fueron ...
C. NPL the dyinglos moribundos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
adj
(= about to die) [person, animal] → mourant(e), agonisant(e)
(= declining) [industry, skill, tradition] → en train de disparaître
(= at the time of death) [wish] → au moment de mourir
with one's dying breath → sur son lit de mort
until my dying day → jusqu'à mon dernier souffle
(= longing) to be dying for sth → avoir très envie de qch
I'm dying for a drink
BUT Je suis mort de soif.(e)
to be dying to do sth → avoir très envie de faire qch, mourir d'envie de faire qch
I'm dying to see him → Je meurs d'envie de le voir.
(= final) [days, minutes] → dernier/ière
n
the dying (= dying people) → les mourants mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dying

prp of die
adj
(lit) personsterbend; animalverendend, sterbend; planteingehend; (= last) breath, wish, wordsletzte(r, s); until or till or to one’s dying daybis an sein Lebensende
(fig: = declining) tradition, industry, artaussterbend; (= final) days, minutesletzte(r, s); fire, embersverglühend; to be a dying breedlangsam aussterben; regular customers are a dying breedregelmäßige Kunden gibt es fast nicht mehr; the dying minutes of the gamedie letzten Spielminuten
n the dying pldie Sterbenden
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dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
1. n (death) → morte f
the dying npli morenti
2. adj (person, plant) → morente; (custom, race) → in via di estinzione
his dying words were ... → le sue ultime parole furono...
to my dying day → finché vivrò
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

dying

a. moribundo-a, agonizante, mortal.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dying

ger de die
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