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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perish \Per"ish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perished; p. pr. & vb. n. Perishing.] [OE. perissen, perisshen, F. p['e]rir, p. pr. p['e]rissant, L. perire to go or run through, come to nothing, perish; per through + ire to go. Cf. Issue, and see -ish.] To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away. [1913 Webster] I perish with hunger! --Luke xv. 17. [1913 Webster] Grow up and perish, as the summer fly. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The thoughts of a soul that perish in thinking. --Locke. [1913 Webster]