Pronunciation: (dī'ing), [key]
1. ceasing to live; approaching death; expiring: a dying man.
2. of, pertaining to, or 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.
the act or process of ceasing to live, ending, or drawing to a close.
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