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perishing

[per-i-shing] /ˈpɛr ɪ ʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing destruction, ruin, extreme discomfort, or death:
lost in the perishing cold.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see perish, -ing2
Related forms
perishingly, adverb
nonperishing, adjective
unperishing, adjective
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perishing

/ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(informal) (of weather, etc) extremely cold
2.
(slang) (intensifier qualifying something undesirable) it's a perishing nuisance!
Derived Forms
perishingly, adverb
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