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adjective as in liable to spoil, rot

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Some ingredients have a shelf life of up to six months, while perishables, like produce, dairy and eggs, are delivered daily.

The child’s head was placed gently on some kind of perishable support, a pillow in readiness for the long sleep.

According to the Singapore Food Agency, these three types of goods are commonly consumed but are perishable and more susceptible to supply disruptions.

From Quartz

If you’re going to go with a perishable lunch, it’s better to refrigerate it first.

The ban, which also applies to Eurotunnel’s truck shuttles, threatens to disrupt just-in-time supply chains and to create shortages of some foods and perishable goods.

From Fortune

Amazon Subscribe & Save lets you “subscribe” to most of the non-perishable items that Amazon has in stock.

Increased military action increases the demand for these perishable products.

Capitalism is most concerned with food not being perishable, being shelf-stable.

Vast quantities of perishable goods are carried, but usually under definite regulations and contracts.

All through schooltime the mowing-machine hummed its low harmony of perishable minutes and wasted sunlight.

Not being perishable none are lost in shipping or by keeping.

It seems to me that objects of that description are a trifle too perishable.

Our religion then was given by God: and can God give a perishable imperfect religion?


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perishable, such as: decaying, decomposable, destructible, easily spoiled, short-lived, and unstable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.