Perished vs Killed - What's the difference?

perished | killed |


As verbs the difference between perished and killed

is that perished is (perish) while killed is (kill).

As an adjective killed is

(metallurgy|of steel) deoxidized.

perished

English

Verb

(head)
  • (perish)

  • perish

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
  • To die; to cease to live.
  • * 1719 ,
  • ...the ship struck upon a sand, and ... the sea broke over her in such a manner that we expected we should all have perished immediately; and we were immediately driven into our close quarters, to shelter us from the very foam and spray of the sea.
  • (obsolete) To cause to perish.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Synonyms

    * decease, pass away * See also

    Derived terms

    * perish the thought

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    killed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (kill)
  • Derived terms

    * must have killed a Chinaman

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (metallurgy, of steel) deoxidized