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English Reference for tsutsuaru (つつある)

suffix (with masu stem) to be doing, to be in the process of doing
Example sentences
He is approaching manhood
The dog seems to be getting better
The sun is sinking below the horizon
The current low status of the elderly may be changing, however
That custom is on the decrease
With the coming of winter, days are getting shorter
Irene Pepperberg, a researcher at Northwestern University, is discovering that a parrot can not only mimic people but also learn the meaning of words
Old traditions are crumbling away
The garden is turning into a wilderness
Many forms of life are disappearing
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