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Meaning of DYING

Pronunciation:  'dIing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
 

DYING is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: death, demise
 
 Antonyms: birth
 
 See Also: end, ending, grave, life, lifespan, lifetime

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dy"ing\, a.
    1. In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal;
       perishable; as, dying bodies.
    
    2. Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying
       day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state.
    
    
  2. \Dy"ing\, n.
    The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of
    life.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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