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perishing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
perishingper‧ish‧ing /ˈperɪʃɪŋ/ adjective British English spoken 🔊 🔊 1 DNCOLDvery cold 🔊 It was perishing in the tent. 🔊 Let’s go indoors. I’m perishing!2 BAD[only before noun] old-fashioned informal used to describe someone or something that is annoying you 🔊 Tell those perishing kids to shut up!perishingly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
perishingNot so long ago the water used to steam away like a perishing engine on these tables in hot weather.Get rid of the perishing lot.Henry wished now that he'd not made such a fuss about the perishing uniform.
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