perishable


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per·ish·a·ble

 (pĕr′ĭ-shə-bəl)
adj.
Subject to decay, spoilage, or destruction.
pl.n. perishables
Items, especially foodstuffs, that are subject to decay or spoilage: placed the perishables in the freezer.

per′ish·a·bil′i·ty, per′ish·a·ble·ness n.
per′ish·a·bly adv.

perishable

(ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl)
adj
liable to rot or wither
n
(often plural) a perishable article, esp food
ˌperishaˈbility, ˈperishableness n
ˈperishably adv

per•ish•a•ble

(ˈpɛr ɪ ʃə bəl)

adj.
1. subject to decay, ruin, or destruction.
n.
2. Usu., perishables. something perishable, esp. food.
[1605–15]
per`ish•a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perishable - food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
Adj.1.perishable - liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay; "this minute and perishable planet"; "perishable foods such as butter and fruit"
destructible - easily destroyed; "destructible glassware"
imperishable - not perishable

perishable

adjective short-lived, biodegradable, easily spoilt, decomposable, liable to rot perishable food like fruit and vegetables
lasting, durable, long-lived, long-life, non-perishable
Translations
عُرضَة لِلهَلاك، قابلِ للتَّلَف
rychle se kazící
letfordærvelig
viîkvæmur, sem òolir illa geymslu
rýchlo sa kaziaci
çabuk bozulan

perishable

[ˈperɪʃəbl]
A. ADJperecedero
B. N perishablesproductos mpl perecederos

perishable

[ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl] adjpérissable

perishable

adj foodverderblich; “perishable”leicht verderblich
pl perishablesleicht verderbliche Ware(n)

perishable

[ˈpɛrɪʃəbl] adjdeperibile

perish

(ˈperiʃ) verb
to die, especially in war, accident etc. Many people perished in the earthquake.
ˈperishable adjective
(especially of food) likely to go bad quickly. Butter is perishable.

perishable

a. perecedero-a, de fácil descomposición debido al contenido orgánico.
References in classic literature ?
Like a subtle and mysterious elixir poured into the perishable clay of successive generations, it grows in truth, splendour, and potency with the march of ages.
Time would be gone, and all the perishable would be but a lie?
Wherefore, for all these things, we account the whale immortal in his species, however perishable in his individuality.
Playmore, I now reminded him that the eruption which had overwhelmed the town had preserved, for more than sixteen hundred years, such perishable things as the straw in which pottery had been packed; the paintings on house walls; the dresses worn by the inhabitants; and (most noticeable of all, in our case) a piece of ancient paper, still attached to the volcanic ashes which had fallen over it.
Lady Verinder was extravagantly fond of these perishable treasures, and had a habit of rising every now and then, and going to look at them and smell them.
But as a perishable perfect man must die, and leave his despotism in the hands of an imperfect successor, an earthly despotism is not merely a bad form of government, it is the worst form that is possible.
It would not be amiss, Laurence," said Grandfather; "but perhaps clay, or some other perishable material, might suffice for some of their successors.
A smart shower at eleven had evidently quenched the enthusiasm of the young ladies who were to arrive at twelve, for nobody came, and at two the exhausted family sat down in a blaze of sunshine to consume the perishable portions of the feast, that nothing might be lost.
On the 9th of April he sold the saddle--said he wasn't going to risk HIS life with any perishable saddle-girth that ever was made, over a rainy, miry April road, while he could ride bareback and know and feel he was safe--always HAD despised to ride on a saddle, anyway.
After I had baptised and relieved them, I continued my walk, reflecting with wonder on the mercy of God, and about evening discovered another infant, whose mother, evidently a Catholic, cried out to me to save her child, or at least that if I could not preserve this uncertain and perishable life, I should give it another certain and permanent.
To the companies that sell perishable commodities, an instantaneous conversation with a buyer in a distant city has often saved a carload or a cargo.
He felt with such delight the bonds which connected his immortal being with his perishable frame gradually loosening, that it seemed to him as if his spirit, freed from the trammels of the body, were hovering above it, like the expiring flame which rises from the half-extinguished embers.