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Adjective
On the point of death
“So how do you write a letter to your dying mother - a letter which both you and she know is basically a goodbye?”
Adjective
In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
“It will wean us off the dying pillars of tourism and financial services.”
Adjective
Occurring at or connected with the time that someone dies
“His dying wish was for a trip to Lourdes with his daughter, Shannon.”
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Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
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In dire need of something
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In poor health
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(of a thing) In terminal decline
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Lacking in, or very slow to enact, progress or change
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Suffering from or relating to a terminal disease
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Dying of poison
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Weak or lacking in strength
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Noun
The cessation of life and all associated processes
“There were no unhappy memories to taunt her in her dying.”
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The process of organic decay or rotting
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The process of something ceasing to exist or be in use
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Almost, or very nearly, dead
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End of life
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On its last legs
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Without hope of recovery
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Present participle for to die or cease living
“When I die and they lay me to rest, I'm going to go to the place that's the best.”
Verb
Present participle for to become less strong in intensity, especially to the point of disappearing completely
“As the night wore on, the commotion in the streets would gradually die.”
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Present participle for to stop operating
“Sandra would be driving somewhere, and without warning, the engine would die.”
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Present participle for to be very eager for something
“I would die for a nice, cold drink right about now.”
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(die of) Present participle for to be so overcome with a sensation or emotion as to be incapacitated
“I'm going to die of boredom if I don't get out of here soon.”
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