Perishable meaning

pĕrĭ-shə-bəl
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Perishable is defined as something that will spoil or rot.

An example of a perishable is a head of lettuce.

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Items, especially foodstuffs, that are subject to decay or spoilage.

Placed the perishables in the freezer.

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The definition of perishable is something that is likely to rot, spoil or go bad quickly.

Food that goes bad after just a few days is an example of something that would be described as a perishable food.

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Subject to decay, spoilage, or destruction.
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That may perish; esp., liable to spoil or deteriorate, as some foods.
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That which perishes or is short-lived.
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(in the plural) Food that does not keep for long.
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Liable to perish, especially naturally subject to quick decomposition or decay.
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Something, esp. a food, liable to spoil or deteriorate.
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Origin of perishable

  • Middle English perysabyl, from Middle French périssable. See perish +"Ž -able

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