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the term or period during which a stored commodity remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption:
Many medicines have a very short shelf life.
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It has an amazing
, sometimes as much as a year.
in the supermarket so it's never as fresh as you want it.
Berry and cherry juice, even when preserved with vinegar and salt, has a short
Kept on ice, the fish have a
of three weeks.
So, if you have something that's completely melted down and then refrozen, its
is about a week.
My agent explained that my big idea-which in fact was no longer my big idea-had a short
Bacteria ruins the flavor and shortens the
Furthermore, butter-makers often add heavy doses of salt, partly to compensate for blandness and chiefly to add
It has a long
, which makes it attractive for use in first-aid kits.
Because the tubes contain no living cells, they do not trigger an immune response and have a
of more than a year.
British Dictionary definitions for
the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating
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