perishableness


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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.
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Noun1.perishableness - unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being subject to decay or spoilage or destruction
unsatisfactoriness - the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable
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References in classic literature ?
But of time and of becoming shall the best similes speak: a praise shall they be, and a justification of all perishableness!
Thus are ye advocates and justifiers of all perishableness.
Locke asks us to imagine an 'island, separate from all possible commerce with the rest of the world, wherein there were but an hundred families, but there were sheep, horses and cows, with other useful animals, wholesome fruits, and land enough for corn for a hundred thousand times as many, but nothing in the island, either because of its commonness, or perishableness, fit to supply the place of money' (Locke, Section 48).