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imperishable

[im-per-i-shuh-buh l] /ɪmˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; im-2 + perishable
Related forms
imperishability, imperishableness, noun
imperishably, adverb
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Examples from the web for imperishable
  • But of course it also had, in the case of a defeat, the option of declaring an imperishable martyrdom.
  • His great deeds are imperishable, and continue through your work.
  • Such honor as they have won will remain imperishable.
  • It is practically imperishable, due to the resinous oil which it contains.
British Dictionary definitions for imperishable

imperishable

/ɪmˈpɛrɪʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
not subject to decay or deterioration: imperishable goods
2.
not likely to be forgotten: imperishable truths
Derived Forms
imperishability, imperishableness, noun
imperishably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for imperishable
adj.

1640s, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + perishable.

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