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shelf life

noun [C]
 
 
( plural shelf lives)
A product's shelf life is the length of time it stays in good condition and can be used: [usually singular] Fresh fruit has a very short shelf life.Food - general words
Translations of “shelf life”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指食品的)貨架期,保存期限…
in Russian срок хранения…
in Turkish dayanma süresi, kullanım süresi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指食品的)货架期,保质期…
in Polish trwałość…
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