Pronunciation: (dī'ing),[key] —adj. 1. ceasing to live; approaching death; expiring: a dying man. 2. of, pertaining to, or associated with death: his dying hour. 3. given, uttered, or manifested just before death: her dying words. 4. drawing to a close; ending: the dying year.
—n. the act or process of ceasing to live, ending, or drawing to a close.