1. Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
  2. The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.


Verb (etymology 2)


  1. Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
  2. Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
  3. Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
    His dying words were of his mother.
    until my dying day
    his dying bed
  4. Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.
  5. Experiencing strong desire.
    I am dying to have that red dress!

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