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Definition 1: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life - [verb of change]

Samples where perish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She died from cancer
  • The children perished in the fire
  • The patient went peacefully
  • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Synonyms for perish in the sense of this definition

(perish is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of perish ) cease development, die, and be aborted

"an aborting fetus"

(... is a kind of perish ) die, as in battle or in a hunt

"Many soldiers fell at Verdun" "Several deer have fallen to the same gun" "The shooting victim fell dead"

(... is a kind of perish ) die of food deprivation

"The political prisoners starved to death" "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

(... is a kind of perish ) die before; die earlier than

"She predeceased her husband"

(... is a kind of perish ) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

"The child drowned in the lake"

(... is a kind of perish ) be killed or die

(... is a kind of perish ) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

"The child suffocated under the pillow"

(... is a kind of perish ) be fatally overwhelmed

(perish has a similar meaning as ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

(perish has a similar meaning as ...) suffer or face the pain of death

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

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