dying

Something that's dying is about to die or is getting ready to stop existing. A shriveled up plant that hasn't been watered in days is probably dying.

Dying is a process that will happen to us all: living things eventually die. But non-living things can be dying, too: a battery that doesn't have much juice left is dying, and so is a TV show that's bombing in the ratings. A craft that's losing popularity can be called a dying art. States of extreme stress or anticipation can also be described as a form of dying, as in "I'm dying to know how this book ends!"

Primary Meanings of dying

1.
adjn
in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
the time when something ends
2.
adj
eagerly desirous
Full Definitions of dying
1

adj in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

“a dying man”
“his dying wish”
“a dying fire”
“a dying civilization”
Synonyms:
moribund
being on the point of death; breathing your last
last
occurring at the time of death
Antonyms:
nascent
being born or beginning
emergent, emerging
coming into existence
dissilient
bursting open with force, as do some ripe seed vessels
parturient
giving birth
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n the time when something ends

“a dying of old hopes”
Synonyms:
death, demise
Antonyms:
birth
the time when something begins (especially life)
Types:
grave
death of a person
Type of:
end, ending
the point in time at which something ends
2

adj eagerly desirous

dying to hear who won”
Synonyms:
anxious
eager
having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

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