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perishable

adjective

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likely to spoil or decay quickly; not likely to stay fresh for a long time if not eaten or used
  • Don't buy large amounts of perishable foods like produce before you leave for vacation.

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“Perishable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perishable. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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