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The length of time a product may be stored without becoming unsuitable for use or consumption.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the period during which a stored commodity, as food, remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||shelf life - the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating|
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