[per-ish] /ˈpɛr ɪʃ/
verb (used without object)
to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc.:
to perish in an earthquake.
to pass away or disappear:
an age of elegance that has forever perished.
to suffer destruction or ruin:
His valuable paintings perished in the fire.
to suffer spiritual death:
Save us, lest we perish.
perish the thought, may it never happen: used facetiously or as an afterthought of foreboding.
to be destroyed or die, esp in an untimely way
(transitive sometimes followed by with or from) to cause to suffer: we were perished with cold
to rot: leather perishes if exposed to bad weather
perish the thought!, may it never be or happen thus
(Austral, informal) do a perish, to die or come near to dying of thirst or starvation
mid-13c., from periss- present participle stem of Old French perir “perish, be lost, be shipwrecked” (12c.), from Latin perire “to be lost, perish,” literally “to go through,” from per- “through, completely, to destruction” (see per) + ire “to go” (see ion). Related: Perished; perishing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with perish
perisigmoiditis per·i·sig·moid·i·tis (pěr’ĭ-sĭg’moi-dī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the connective tissues surrounding the sigmoid flexure of the colon.
/ˈpɛrɪˌspɜːm/ noun 1. the nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo in certain seeds, and developing from the nucellus of the ovule
perispermatitis per·i·sper·ma·ti·tis (pěr’ĭ-spûr’mə-tī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the spermatic cord of the scrotum.
perisplanchnitis per·i·splanch·ni·tis (pěr’ĭ-splāngk-nī’tĭs) n. Inflammation surrounding any visceral organ.