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Definitions of perish

  1. To lose life in any manner; to die; to decay; to come to nothing, or be destroyed; to be lost. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cause perish. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To decay; waste; die; be lost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To lose life or vitality; decay or die; be destroyed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To pass away completely: to waste away: to decay: to lose life: to be destroyed: to be ruined or lost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To be destroyed; wither; decay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for perish

  1. For instance, Were all the men that perish together in a battle, born at the same moment, because they had the same fate? – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  2. If he broke his oath, he wished that he might " become as yellow as gold, and perish by his own arms." – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
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