1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Die.

2. (a.) In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies.

3. (a.) of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state.

4. (n.) The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.

abatement abridgment alleviation annihilation attenuation bad bane biological death brittle burning out burnout capricious cessation of life changeable choking clinical death comedown contraction controlling corruptible crossing the bar curtains dampening damping death death knell debasement debt of nature decadence decadency decease deciduous declension declination decline declining decrease decrement decrescence deduction deflation deformation degeneracy degenerateness degeneration degradation demise demotion departure depravation depravedness depreciation depression derogation descent despaired of deterioration devolution diminishing diminishment diminution dissolution done for doom dousing downtrend downturn downward mobility downward trend drop dwindling dying off ebb ebb of life ebbing effeteness end end of life ending ephemeral eternal rest evanescent exit expiration expiring extenuation extinction extinguishment facing death fade-out fading failing failure failure of nerve fall falling-off fickle final summons finger of death fire fighting flame-out fleeting flitting fly-by-night flying fragile frail fugacious fugitive given up going going off going out grave hand of death hopeless impermanent impetuous impulsive in articulo mortis in extremis incapable of life inconstant insubstantial involution jaws of death knell languishment lapse last debt last muster last rest last roundup last sleep leaving life lessening letup loss of life loss of tone low lowering making an end miniaturization mitigation momentary moribund mortal mutable near death nondurable nonpermanent nonviable parting passing passing away passing over perishable perishing putting out quenching quietus receding reduction regression relaxation release rest retiring retreating retrocession retrogradation retrogression reward sagging scaling down sentence of death shades of death shadow of death short-lived shrinking simplicity sinking sleep slippage slipping slipping away slump smotheration smothering snuffing somatic death stifling subtraction summons of death temporal temporary terminal terminal case transient transitive transitory undurable unenduring unstable volatile wane waning weakening


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