imperishable

[ im-per-i-shuh-buh l ]
/ ɪmˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl /

adjective

not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring.

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Origin of imperishable

First recorded in 1640–50; im-2 + perishable

OTHER WORDS FROM imperishable

im·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
/ (ɪmˈpɛrɪʃəbəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of imperishable

imperishability or imperishableness, nounimperishably, adverb
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