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perish

verb be annihilated, be destroyed, be eradicated, be extinguished, be null and void, be ruined, become extinct, cease, cease living, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, come to an end, come to naught, come to ruin, crumble, die, die away, die out, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, expire, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, go, interire, leave no trace, lose life, meet death, melt away, occidere, pass, pass away, pass on, perire, peter out, relinquish life, render null, sink away, succumb, surrender, vanish, wilt, wither
See also: decease, die, expire, succumb

TO PERISH. To come to an end; to cease to be; to die.
     2. What has never existed cannot be said to have perished.
     3. When two or more persons die by the same accident, as a shipwreck, no presumption arises that one perished before the other. Vide Death. Survivorship.

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