nonperishable

[ non-per-i-shuh-buh l ]
/ nɒnˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl /
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adjective

not subject to rapid deterioration or decay: A supply of nonperishable food was kept for emergencies.

noun

Usually nonperishables. articles or items, especially of food, not subject to rapid spoilage.

Nearby words

  1. nonpenetrant trait,
  2. nonpenetrating wound,
  3. nonperformance,
  4. nonperformer,
  5. nonperforming,
  6. nonpermanent,
  7. nonpersistent,
  8. nonperson,
  9. nonphysical,
  10. nonplayer character

Origin of nonperishable

First recorded in 1920–25; non- + perishable

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Word Origin and History for non-perishable

non-perishable

adj.

also nonperishable, 1887, from non- + perishable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper