shelf life

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shelf life

n.
The length of time a product may be stored without becoming unsuitable for use or consumption.

shelf life

n
the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating

shelf′ life`


n.
the period during which a stored commodity, as food, remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption.
[1925–30]

shelf life

The length of time during which an item of supply, subject to deterioration or having a limited life which cannot be renewed, is considered serviceable while stored. See also storage life.
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Noun1.shelf life - the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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bag of BEST YET beef ravioli, with lot code 7065 and a sell by date of 3/6/18.
While four per cent have found something in their fridge that was more than a year past its sell by date.
plastic bags with Sell By Dates up to August 8, 2007.