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1. perishable

adjective. ['ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl'] liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay.

Synonyms

  • biodegradable
  • spoilable
  • putrescible
  • putrefiable
  • decayable

Antonyms

  • indestructible
  • indestructibility
  • perdurable
  • imputrescible

Etymology

  • -able (English)
  • perish (English)
  • perishen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Perishable

  • able
  • abominable
  • acceptable
  • acceptable
  • accessible
  • accountable
  • accountable
  • achievable
  • acknowledgeable
  • acknowledgeable
  • actionable
  • adaptable
  • addressable
  • adjustable
  • admirable
  • admirable
  • admissible
  • adoptable
  • adorable
  • advisable

Example sentences of the word perishable


1. Adjective
Companies that sell perishable items or goods that expire also minimize waste.

Quotes containing the word perishable


1. Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville

2. Let the Lord your God be your hope – seek for nothing else from him, but let him himself be your hope. There are people who hope from him riches or perishable and transitory honours, in short they hope to get from God things which are not God himself.
- Augustine of Hippo, Daily Readings with St. Augustine

2. perishable

noun. ['ˈpɛrɪʃəbəl'] food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated.

Synonyms

  • foodstuff
  • spoilable

Antonyms

  • undestroyable
  • lasting
  • enduring

Etymology

  • -able (English)
  • perish (English)
  • perishen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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