perish from

perish from (something)

To die from some cause. Most people who die in fires actually perish from smoke inhalation, as opposed to the fire itself.
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perish from something

to die from a particular cause, such as a disease. Nearly all the fish perished from the cold. I was afraid that I would perish from hunger.
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Klaus Rohring, one of the project organizers, recalls the famous passage of Ecclesiastes 3: "To everything there is a season." He adds, "In a time that is addicted to and threatens to perish from the mammon of sped-up time, we want to pass the message of this different experience of time on as an inheritance for future generations."