imperishable

[im-per-i-shuh-buh l]
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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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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 imperishability

imperishable

adj.

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

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