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English definition of “perish”

perish

verb [I] (DECAY)    /ˈper.ɪʃ/ UK
If material such as rubber or leather perishes, it decays and starts to break into pieces: Sunlight has caused the rubber to perish.Decaying and staying fresh
(Definition of perish verb (DECAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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