Per·ish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perished p. pr. & vb. n. Perishing.] 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. --Locke.
Per·ish, v. t. To cause perish. [Obs.]
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" [syn: die, decease, go, exit,
pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]