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nonperishable

[non-per-i-shuh-buh l] /nɒnˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
not subject to rapid deterioration or decay:
A supply of nonperishable food was kept for emergencies.
noun
2.
Usually, nonperishables. articles or items, especially of food, not subject to rapid spoilage.
Origin of nonperishable
1920-1925
1920-25; non- + perishable
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  • Under the non-perishable foods are classed those that are not subject to bacteria or mold in ordinary circumstances.

  • non-perishable foods were brought thousands of miles, and fields of vegetables were bought before they were planted.

  • A general rule may be stated: Buy perishable foods in small quantities; non-perishable foods in large.

  • Foods may be classed in this connection as perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable.

Word Origin and History for non-perishable
adj.

also nonperishable, 1887, from non- + perishable.

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