imperishable

[im-per-i-shuh-buh l]

adjective

not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring.

Nearby words

  1. imperialist,
  2. imperialistic,
  3. imperially,
  4. imperil,
  5. imperious,
  6. imperium,
  7. impermanence,
  8. impermanent,
  9. impermeable,
  10. impermissible

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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British Dictionary definitions for imperishability

imperishable

adjective

not subject to decay or deteriorationimperishable goods
not likely to be forgottenimperishable truths
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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