[ per-i-shuh-buhl ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl /
subject to decay, ruin, or destruction: perishable fruits and vegetables.
Usually perishables. something perishable, especially food.
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OTHER WORDS FROM perishableper·ish·a·bil·i·ty, per·ish·a·ble·ness, nounper·ish·a·bly, adverbun·per·ish·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for perishable
The lady of the flowers had been long dead, and her spirit was still supposed to bear the brand of perishability.In the South Seas|Robert Louis Stevenson
The great lack of architectural ruins in the country today may be largely accounted for by its perishability.
British Dictionary definitions for perishable
/ (ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl) /
liable to rot or wither
(often plural) a perishable article, esp food
Derived forms of perishableperishability or perishableness, nounperishably, adverb
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