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English definition of “use-by date”

use-by date

noun [C]    
COMMERCE a date that is printed on a container of food , medicine , etc. to show that it may not be safe to use it after that particular date : It is illegal for retailers to sell food past its use-by date . → Compare best-before date, expiry date, pull date, sell-by date
(Definition of use-by date noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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