non·​per·​ish·​able | \ ˌnän-ˈper-i-shə-bəl How to pronounce nonperishable (audio) , -ˈpe-ri- \

Definition of nonperishable

: processed or packaged to withstand prolonged storage : not perishable nonperishable staples … canned vegetables, boxed cereals and other nonperishable packaged foods.— Frank D. Roylance

Other Words from nonperishable

nonperishable noun, plural nonperishables
Cod was also the original traveling food—dried and salted, it was one of the world's first nonperishables — Molly Benjamin

Examples of nonperishable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two volunteers stopped by Churilyana’s apartment on Sunday to bring her a bag of nonperishable foods — buckwheat, canned tuna and other items. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 When the war began, the church began collecting and packing donations including nonperishable food and baby items for Ukraine. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2022 For the first two weekends, guests who bring nonperishable food, pet food or toiletries for the Quassy Cares program will get discounts off their all-day ride passes. Susan Dunne,, 7 Apr. 2022 Donations of nonperishable food and personal care items will be accepted for the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Mike Danahey,, 25 Mar. 2022 During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, students at Palos School District 118′s West Elementary School collected nonperishable food for benefit local food pantries. Paul Eisenberg,, 18 Feb. 2022 This year, the school gathered over 10,000 nonperishable food items which doubled their goal of 5,000. Paul Eisenberg,, 18 Feb. 2022 Individual tickets are $50, and guests are also asked to bring nonperishable food items, which will be donated to The FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Feb. 2022 Prepare an emergency kit with extra clothes and blankets, water, nonperishable food, prescribed medications, a flashlight with extra batteries and a first-aid kit. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonperishable

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonperishable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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non·​per·​ish·​able | \ ˌnän-ˈper-i-shə-bəl \

Kids Definition of nonperishable

: able to be stored for a long time without spoiling nonperishable food items

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