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Verb: perish  pe-rish
  1. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "The children perished in the fire";
    - die, decease, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, pop one's clogs

Derived forms: perishes, perishing, perished

Type of: change state, turn

Encyclopedia: Perish