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imperishable

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

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 imperishable

Historical Examples

  • Julie, the third imperishable Julie of French romance, never married.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • But the vision of the preacher in those who saw it is imperishable.

  • Are you not aware, I said, that the soul of man is immortal and imperishable?

  • How, if imperishable, can they enter into the world of generation?

  • Supposing that the odd were imperishable, must not three be imperishable?

    Phaedo

    Plato


British Dictionary definitions for imperishable

imperishable

adjective
  1. not subject to decay or deteriorationimperishable goods
  2. not likely to be forgottenimperishable truths
Derived Formsimperishability or imperishableness, nounimperishably, 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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