Etymology: from past participle of perish (I)
1. chiefly dialect
a. : injuriously affected especially by exposure or age
b. : feeling the effects of exposure or deprivation of necessities

blowing on their perished fingers — Lawrence Durrell

2. : deadened or weakened by exposure (as to weather or heat)

perished staple

perished cotton

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • perished — perished; un·perished; …   English syllables

  • perished — index deceased, defunct, late (defunct), lifeless (dead), lost (taken away) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • perished — [[t]pe̱rɪʃt[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ If someone is perished, they are extremely cold. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I was absolutely perished... I was perished. No jacket, no torch, wet through, exhausted …   English dictionary

  • perished — adjective 1 BrE spoken feeling very cold: I wish I d brought a jacket I m perished! 2 BrE, technical in AmE material such as rubber that is perished has lost its strength and become useless: The rubber hoses were found to be perished and had to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Perished — 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 {… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perished — per|ished [ˈperıʃt] adj BrE spoken feeling very cold ▪ I wish I d brought a jacket I m perished! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perished — per·ish || perɪʃ v. be destroyed; die; expire; wither, wilt; spoil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perished — UK [ˈperɪʃt] / US adjective British informal feeling very cold …   English dictionary

  • perished — /ˈpɛrɪʃt/ (say perisht) adjective Colloquial weakened or exhausted by cold or hunger …  

  • perished —   Make, pau i ka make, mā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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