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Meaning of “perishable” in the English Dictionary

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perishableadjective

 us   /ˈper·ɪ·ʃə·bəl/
Food that is perishable has to be used ​quickly or it will ​decay so that you cannot ​eat it: He ​owns one of the ​largestdistributors of perishable ​foods.
(Definition of perishable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"perishable" in Business English

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perishableadjective

uk   us   /ˈperɪʃəbl/
used to describe ​products, especially ​food, that decay quickly: Perishable ​food, such as meat, isn't always ​handled or ​stored safely. Exports of perishable ​goods have been ​exempted from ​routinecustomsexamination.

perishablenoun

uk   us   /ˈperɪʃəbl/
perishables [plural] foodproducts that decay quickly: Perishables ​account for more than 50% of ​supermarketsales.
(Definition of perishable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perishable”
in Chinese (Simplified) (食物)易腐烂的,易变质的…
in Turkish çabuk/kolay bozulan…
in Russian скоропортящийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) (食物)易腐爛的,易變質的…
in Polish nietrwały, (łatwo) psujący się…
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