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/ ˈpɛrɪʃt /


  1. informal.
    (of a person, part of the body, etc) extremely cold

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All in all, approximately 13,000 Allied POWs and 90,000 Asian laborers perished while working on the railway.

Her brother perished in the North Tower of the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks.

Some of those 900 bison might have perished naturally during the killing cold of winter and provided spring food for grizzlies.

At Towton Field, on 29th March, 1461, 33,000 men perished by the sword and were buried there.

The city insisted that such honors are reserved for people like the firefighters and cops who perished in the 9/11 attacks.

For the waters of Nemrim shall be desolate, for the grass is withered away, the spring is faded, all the greenness is perished.

The entire city was burnt down, and upwards of 200,000 of the inhabitants perished in the flames.

At first I almost perished with loneliness, but now that I have a few acquaintances here I am enjoying it.

A local publication gives full details of those who have looked—and perished.

The last fang belonging to chimney-pot Liz had perished in that great conflagration!