from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Subject to decay, spoilage, or destruction.
- n. Something, especially foodstuff, subject to decay or spoilage. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which perishes or is short-lived.
- n. food that does not keep for long.
- adj. Liable to perish, especially naturally subject to quick decomposition or decay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Liable to perish; subject to decay, destruction, or death
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable to perish; subject to decay or destruction; mortal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
- adj. liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
Instead, they will continue to collect what they call perishable evidence -- parts and pieces that will lose their meaning once the plane is moved.
Travel tickets are what I call perishable goods: If a company doesn't sell seats, then they lose them.
Prices of private-label perishable foods are rising even faster, up 12% last year versus an 8% jump for national brands.
Also need non-perishable food and long-term perishable food items, personal hygiene items, medicine chest items, toilet paper and cleaning items.
Because it is 'perishable' - generally reaching peak maturity after 25 years before declining
"The law of limitation as to real property," London, 1869), and their muniments of title perishable (Angell, op. cit.,
Shrimp is highly perishable, which is why most shrimp is flash-frozen and held in speculation to be released as needed, he said.
This form of advertising is what I like to call perishable advertising.
The sauce / soup packet is quite impressive in it's heft and the fact that it's sludge-like and most-likely perishable, which is why the product is sold frozen.
Information may or may not be technically "perishable" but there are limits on how long it has much in the way of utility/value/interest/pertinence.