shelf-stable

adjective
shelf-sta·​ble | \ ˈshelf-ˌstā-bəl How to pronounce shelf-stable (audio) \

Definition of shelf-stable

: processed or packaged to withstand prolonged storage without refrigeration All the rage in Europe and Latin America, boxed shelf-stable milk has yet to catch on with U.S. consumers.— Christine Foster

First Known Use of shelf-stable

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Shelf-stable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelf-stable. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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