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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The two are sponsoring Stuff the Trunk of the program’s Subaru SUV with nonperishable food from 1 to 5 p.m. July 21 during the church’s annual picnic at the Donauschwaben’s German American Center on Columbia Road., "Local Meals on Wheels thrives on clients, volunteers, but seek more: Olmsted Dates and Data," 24 June 2019 There’s bedding, nonperishable food, Pop Tarts, noodles, soup cans, beans and rice. Liz Bowie,, "How a nonprofit turned Baltimore County school storage rooms into a free general store for students in need," 11 June 2019 Donations of nonperishable food, personal items, and paper products for the Portage Food Pantry and Gabriel's Horn Women's Homeless Shelter are welcomed. Annie Alleman, Post-Tribune, "5 things to do in Northwest Indiana June 14-20," 10 June 2019 The Community Action Council of Howard County will collect nonperishable food items for the Howard County Food Bank. Katie V. Jones,, "Summer in Howard County means movies under the stars," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of nonperishable

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonperishable was in 1864

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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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