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perish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of perish

  1. 1 to stop living 12 people perished in the plane crash Synonyms of perish check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], die, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to perish predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of perish come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of perish breathe, live

  2. 2 chiefly British  to go through decomposition after being left out in the summer heat, the milk perished and had to be thrown out Synonyms of perish break down, corrupt, decompose, disintegrate, fester, foul, mold, molder, decay [chiefly British], putrefy, rot, spoilWords Related to perish sour, turn, turn off [British]; contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; addle, curdle, ferment; mortify; rust; crumble, decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, dilapidate, sink, witherNear Antonyms of perish age, develop, grow, mature, ripen; refresh, renew, restore; cleanse, purify; assemble, compose, integrate; ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate



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