shelf life

noun

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 Defined for English Language Learners

shelf life

noun

Definition of shelf life for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

shelf life

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noun \ ˈshelf-ˌ \

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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