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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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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
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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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