Simple Definition of shelf life
: the length of time that food may be stored and still be good to eat
: the length of time during which something or someone lasts or remains popular
Full Definition of shelf life
: the period of time during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use; broadly : the period of time during which something lasts or remains popular
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Rhymes with shelf life
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Medical Definition of shelf life
: the period of time during which a material (as a food or drug) may be stored and remain suitable for use
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