during the last minutes, seconds etc before something ends:
Chandler's goal was in the dying minutes of the game.
2 [only before noun]
happening just before someone dies:
It was her dying wish to have a simple burial.
for the rest of your life:
He regretted the decision to his dying day.
4 [only before noun]
gradually decreasing until soon there will be none left:
Women who enjoy baking are a dying breed.
people who are dying:
a hospice for the dying