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Definition of dying adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with or happening at the time of someone's death I will remember it to my dying day. her dying wishes/words
  2. 2the dying noun [plural] people who are dying doctors who care for the dying see also die
  3. Idioms
    his/her last/dying breath
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    the last moment of a person's life
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dying