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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 largest distributors of perishable foods.
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perishableadjective

uk   /ˈperɪʃəbl/ us  
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 routine customs examination.

perishablenoun

uk   /ˈperɪʃəbl/ us  
perishables [plural]
food products that decay quickly: Perishables account for more than 50% of supermarket sales.
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