Definition of dying adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdaɪɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdaɪɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [only before noun] connected with or happening at the time of somebody’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 More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  3. see also die
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: present participle of die (verb).Idioms
    his/her last/dying breath
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    the last moment of a person’s life
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dying