shelf life


shelf life

noun

: 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

First Known Use of SHELF LIFE

1927

shelf life

noun \ˈshelf-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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