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imperishable

[im-per-i-shuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring.
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Origin of imperishable

First recorded in 1640–50; im-2 + perishable
Related formsim·per·ish·a·bil·i·ty, im·per·ish·a·ble·ness, nounim·per·ish·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for imperishability

Historical Examples

  • And yet one has faith in the imperishability of such a star-dust track.

    Modern Essays

    John Macy

  • In what manner can this concession be made an argument for its imperishability?

    Adonais

    Shelley

  • The duration of matter and imperishability of force.Material particles are thus the vehicles of force.

  • The fifth Lateran Council proclaimed anew the tenet of the imperishability of the spirit of man.

  • Yet being pressed by his friend, he refused to acknowledge a formal and precise belief in the imperishability of the human soul.

    Shelley

    John Addington Symonds


British Dictionary definitions for imperishability

imperishable

adjective
  1. not subject to decay or deteriorationimperishable goods
  2. not likely to be forgottenimperishable truths
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Derived Formsimperishability or imperishableness, nounimperishably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for imperishability

imperishable

adj.

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

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