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dy·ing / ˈdī-ing/ • adj. on the point of death: he visited his dying mother. ∎  occurring at or connected with the time that someone dies: he strained to catch her dying words. ∎  gradually ceasing to exist or function; in decline and about to disappear: stone-cutting is a dying art | the dying embers of the fire.PHRASES: to one's dying day for the rest of one's life: I shall remember that to my dying day.