Destroyed vs Perish - What's the difference?

destroyed | perish |


As verbs the difference between destroyed and perish

is that destroyed is (destroy) while perish is to pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.

As an adjective destroyed

is (ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.

destroyed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
  • 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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