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perishable

[ per-i-shuh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl /
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adjective
subject to decay, ruin, or destruction: perishable fruits and vegetables.
noun
Usually perishables. something perishable, especially food.
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Origin of perishable

First recorded in 1605–15; perish + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM perishable

per·ish·a·bil·i·ty, per·ish·a·ble·ness, nounper·ish·a·bly, adverbun·per·ish·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perishable

perishable
/ (ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl) /

adjective
liable to rot or wither
noun
(often plural) a perishable article, esp food

Derived forms of perishable

perishability or perishableness, nounperishably, adverb
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