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dying

dy·ing

dying

 
 
pronunciation:
daI Ing
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: nearing death; losing life.
a dying tree
antonyms:
thriving
similar words:
done for
definition 2: spoken or done just before death.
his dying wish
definition 3: coming to an end or conclusion.
the dying wail of a distant train
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of coming to an end, esp. the end of life.
The king's dying left the country in turmoil.
similar words:
passing