imperishable

adjective
im·​per·​ish·​able | \(ˌ)im-ˈper-i-shə-bəl \

Definition of imperishable 

1 : not perishable or subject to decay

2 : enduring or occurring forever imperishable fame

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Other Words from imperishable

imperishability \(ˌ)im-​ˌper-​i-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
imperishable noun
imperishableness \(ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
imperishably \(ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for imperishable

Synonyms

indestructible, inextinguishable

Antonyms

destructible, extinguishable, perishable

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Examples of imperishable in a Sentence

the belief that through military glory one could achieve imperishable fame

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The cozy, timbered room exists in a permanent state of imperishable romance. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "My Upper East Side Story: Pizza, Schnitzel, a Piano Bar," 12 Apr. 2018 The 96-year-old Scotsman who wrested imperishable beauty out of San Francisco’s sprawling sand dunes, died last night at Park Lodge, the brownstone structure guarding Golden Gate Park. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wayback Machine: John McLaren, the great gardener of San Francisco, dies," 4 Jan. 2018 There are no durable, imperishable assets that might serve as a vehicle for their thrift. The Economist, "Kicking the can down an endless road," 31 Aug. 2017 Men might die in the Arctic, but their honor and civility were imperishable. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Literature’s Arctic Obsession," 24 Apr. 2017 My perfection was the Olympian poise of my models in the imperishable autumn display windows of Rogers Peet’s boys’ store below the State House in Boston. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Illness and Insight of Robert Lowell," 20 Mar. 2017 My perfection was the Olympian poise of my models in the imperishable autumn display windows of Rogers Peet’s boys’ store below the State House in Boston. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "The Illness and Insight of Robert Lowell," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of imperishable

circa 1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of imperishable was circa 1585

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imperishable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of imperishable

: never to be forgotten : lasting forever

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