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perishing

[per-i-shing]
adjective
causing destruction, ruin, extreme discomfort, or death: lost in the perishing cold.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see perish, -ing2

perishingly, adverb
nonperishing, adjective
unperishing, adjective
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perishing (ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  informal (of weather, etc) extremely cold
2.  slang (intensifier qualifying something undesirable): it's a perishing nuisance!
 
'perishingly
 
adv

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perish
mid-13c., from periss- prp. stem of O.Fr. perir, from L. perire "to be lost, perish," lit. "to go through," from per- "through, completely, to destruction" + ire "to go." Perishables in reference to foodstuffs is attested from 1895.
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