- not subject to rapid deterioration or decay: A supply of nonperishable food was kept for emergencies.
- Usually nonperishables. articles or items, especially of food, not subject to rapid spoilage.
Origin of nonperishable
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Examples from the Web for non-perishable
Amazon Subscribe & Save lets you “subscribe” to most of the non-perishable items that Amazon has in stock.3 Easy Ways To Make Fresh, Healthy Food A Regular Part Of Your Life
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Non-perishable foods were brought thousands of miles, and fields of vegetables were bought before they were planted.In the Days of Queen Victoria
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Foods may be classed in this connection as perishable, semi-perishable, and non-perishable.
Under the non-perishable foods are classed those that are not subject to bacteria or mold in ordinary circumstances.
A general rule may be stated: Buy perishable foods in small quantities; non-perishable foods in large.
Word Origin and History for non-perishable
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