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

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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

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But even if the research doesn’t bear it out, nonperishable food seems like a sure bet. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "It’s hard to give up cash.," 15 Nov. 2018 Lots of other nonperishable, packaged foods are available through Amazon, as well. Carrie Blackmore Smith,, "Comparison: 5 grocery delivery services in Cincinnati," 9 Mar. 2018 Plastic bucket with tight lid • Toothbrush, toothpaste FOOD Store at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food., "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018 Five centers have been set up in Miami to receive the donations, including nonperishable food, baby and adult diapers, blankets, water, juices, first aid items and powdered soap. Sonia Osorio, miamiherald, "More than 1 million Guatemalans need help after volcanic eruption. Here's how to help.," 6 June 2018 Another perk for Prime members, this service provides free shipping on nonperishable and household goods like juice or pet food on orders of $40 or more for $4.99 a month. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination," 21 May 2018 That box usually comes with a two to three day supply of nonperishable food supplies. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "600,000 students in Arizona depend on school lunch. What happens during the walkout?," 24 Apr. 2018 Guests who bring a canned or nonperishable food donation for Gleaners Community Food Bank get a reduced zoo admission prize of $13 for adults and $9 for children. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Baseball exhibit at the DIA, egg hunt at the zoo, falling marshmallows," 28 Mar. 2018 In the fall, Walmart bought Parcel, a 24-hour delivery service that uses algorithms and leased vehicles to send perishable and nonperishable products to customers in New York City. Tiffany Hsu And Nick Wingfield, New York Times, "Walmart Expands Online Grocery Delivery to 100 Cities," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonperishable

1864, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonperishable

: able to be stored for a long time before being eaten or used


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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