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English adjective: dying

1. dying in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

SamplesA dying man.
His dying wish.
A dying fire.
A dying civilization.

Similarlast, moribund


2. dying eagerly desirous

SamplesAnxious to see the new show at the museum.
Dying to hear who won.



Domain usagecolloquialism


English noun: dying

1. dying (time) the time when something ends

SamplesIt was the death of all his plans.
A dying of old hopes.

Synonymsdeath, demise

Broader (hypernym)end, ending

Narrower (hyponym)grave

Part meronymlife, life-time, lifespan, lifetime


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