- 1(Especially of food) likely to decay or go bad quickly: the storage of perishable foods caviar is extremely perishableMore example sentences
- Check use-by dates on packaging and pay particular attention to perishable foods, such as vacuum packed smoked salmon or ham and dairy products.
- The Pot-in-pot system allows perishable food to be kept for long periods.
- Soon many of you will be going away to school and will have to, for the first, brave the world of perishable food items.
- 1.1(Of something abstract) having a brief life or significance; transitory: ballet is the most perishable of artsMore example sentences
- Second, the performing arts are also perishable products that cannot be returned or resold.
- Nobody can predict future opinions on so perishable an art as that of the motion picture.
- If books are not the most perishable products of human civilization, they have, throughout recorded history, attracted the homicidal attentions of every conquering army.
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- Things, especially foodstuffs, likely to decay or go bad quickly: the shipment was delivered eventually though some of the perishables had gone offMore example sentences
- Imagine how much easier food storage and transportation would be if perishables didn't have to be refrigerated.
- The most likely option is to continue to have the perishables delivered as they currently are instead of integrating them into configured loads.
- We have refrigerators, but we'd like to get a big plastic-wrapping machine so we could preserve the perishables longer.
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- It is a deeply accomplished and intelligent film about the fragility and perishability of love.
- But with the kind of sales we're seeing there isn't much concern about perishability.
- The same concept of perishability applies to the technology embedded in exported goods.