Definitions for: Perish

[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"ish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perished; p. pr. & vb.
n. Perishing.] [OE. perissen, perisshen, F. p['e]rir, p.
pr. p['e]rissant, L. perire to go or run through, come to
nothing, perish; per through + ire to go. Cf. Issue, and
see -ish.]
To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost;
to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.

I perish with hunger! --Luke xv. 17.

Grow up and perish, as the summer fly. --Milton.

The thoughts of a soul that perish in thinking.

Per"ish, v. t.
To cause perish. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: decease, die, exit, expire, go, pass, pass away

Antonyms: be born

See Also: asphyxiate, buy it, buy the farm, change state, choke, conk, croak, die back, die down, die off, die out, drop dead, drown, fall, famish, kick the bucket, pip out, pop off, predecease, snuff it, starve, succumb, suffocate, turn, yield

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