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dying

adjective uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ɪŋ/
very ill and likely to die soon: She nursed her dying husband for months. A dying tradition or industry is becoming much less common or important. happening at the time someone dies, or connected with that time: Beethoven's dying words are said to have been "I shall hear in heaven."

dying

noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ɪŋ/
the dying people who are about to die: These nurses specialize in the care of the dying.
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