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Dictionary entry overview: What does perish mean?
• PERISH (verb)
The verb PERISH has 1 sense:
1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Familiarity information: PERISH used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
She died from cancer / They children perished in the fire / The patient went peacefully / The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
Hypernyms (to "perish" is one way to...):
Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "perish"):
abort (cease development, die, and be aborted)
drown (die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating)
predecease (die before; die earlier than)
fall (die, as in battle or in a hunt)
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