perished


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per·ish

 (pĕr′ĭsh)
v. per·ished, per·ish·ing, per·ish·es
v.intr.
1. To die or be destroyed, especially in a violent or untimely manner: "Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those who have no imagination?" (George Bernard Shaw).
2. To pass from existence; disappear gradually: "Man will go down into the pit, and all his thoughts will perish" (A.J. Balfour).
3. Chiefly British To spoil or deteriorate.
v.tr.
To bring to destruction; destroy: "Many foul blights / Perish'd his hard won gains" (Thomas Hood).
Idiom:
perish the thought
Used to express the wish that one not even think about something.

[Middle English perishen, from Old French perir, periss-, to perish, from Latin perīre : per-, per- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

perished

(ˈpɛrɪʃt)
adj
informal (of a person, part of the body, etc) extremely cold
Translations

perished

[ˈpɛrɪʃt] adj
[rubber, leather] → pourri(e)
[person] (= very cold) → transi(e)

perished

adj (inf, with cold) → durchgefroren

perished

[ˈpɛrɪʃt] adj (fam) (cold) → gelato/a, intirizzito/a
References in classic literature ?
He was the figure that stood forth representative of the whole miserable mass of weaklings and inefficients who perished according to biological law on the ragged confines of life.
At length, with a terrific crash, the whole turret gave way, and she perished in the flames which had consumed her tyrant.
It has hitherto been supposed that the four men who were in the dingey perished, but this is incorrect.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum sanctorum of the whale.
The old man instantly began cutting the traces with his sword, but Hector's fleet horses bore down upon him through the rout with their bold charioteer, even Hector himself, and the old man would have perished there and then had not Diomed been quick to mark, and with a loud cry called Ulysses to help him.
At this moment she tossed her head in unison with her thoughts, when down fell the milk pail to the ground, and all her imaginary schemes perished in a moment.
But he is too late: he finds lying side by side Antigone who had hanged herself and Haemon who also has perished by his own hand.
It is recorded that during that triennial agitation no less than twenty-three Circles perished in domestic discord.
Summary: New Delhi [India] January 29 (ANI): A Delhi court on Monday extended the police custody of Manoj Jain, owner of the Bawana factory where a massive fire perished 17 people to death.
It is about 15km away from where six Kalenjin musicians and a driver perished at Kamara bridge and some 20km from Sachangwan, another blackspot where several people recently perished in a multiple crash involving more than 13 vehicles.
Grief has engulfed the Kalenjin community after a popular secular musician Weldon Cheruiyot of Keneny International alongside his five dancers perished in a road accident.
We would likewise, remember all the innocent victims who perished as a result of rebel atrocities committed,' he said.