[im-per-i-shuh-buh l]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for imperishable

enduring, eternal, forever, immortal, permanent, perpetual

Examples from the Web for imperishable

Historical Examples of imperishable

  • 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.

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

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

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



British Dictionary definitions for imperishable



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 imperishable

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

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