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per·ish

perish

 
 
pronunciation:
pe rihsh
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: perishes, perishing, perished
definition: to die or be destroyed by violence or in some other way that is not natural.
Many people perished in the earthquake.
similar words:
croak, depart, die, expire, pass
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word parish (a Christian district)? Perish and parish sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • perishable:
    likely to spoil or rot.