Dying vs. Dieing - What's the difference?

Dying

Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. In most cases, bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Death – particularly the death of humans – has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the affection for the being that has died and the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased. Other concerns include fear of death, necrophobia, anxiety, sorrow, grief, emotional pain, depression, sympathy, compassion, solitude, or saudade. Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, and also hold the idea of reward or judgement and punishment for past sin.

Dying vs. Dieing

Dying

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1. Pronunciation
          2.1. Adjective
                    2.1.1. Antonyms
          2.2. Noun
          2.3. Verb
          3.1. Verb

Dieing

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1. Verb

Dying

1. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ.ɪŋ/
  • Homophone: dyeing

2. Etymology 1

die +‎ -ing

2.1. Adjective

dying (not comparable)

  1. Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
    dying fire
  2. Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
  3. Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
    His dying words were of his mother.
    until my dying day
    his dying bed

2.1.1. Antonyms

  • nascent

2.2. Noun

dying (countable and uncountable, plural dyings)

  1. The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.

dying pl (plural only)

  1. (with "the") Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.

2.3. Verb

dying

  1. present participle of die

3. Etymology 2

dye +‎ -ing

3.1. Verb

dying

  1. (nonstandard) present participle of dye (Alternative form of dyeing)

4. Anagrams

  • dingy

Dieing

1. Verb

dieing

  1. Misspelling of dying.
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