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English definition of “perishing”

perishing

adjective uk   /ˈper.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/ us  

perishing adjective (COLD)

UK informal extremely cold: Wear your coat, it's perishing out there! He's out there in the perishing cold.

perishing adjective (ANNOYED)

old-fashioned used to show your anger about something: Now I've gone and lost my perishing keys!
(Definition of perishing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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