Something perishable is likely to die or decay. A perishable is also a type of food with a limited shelf life if it's not refrigerated.

Since perishing is dying, anything perishable could die or is likely to die. Unfortunately, people are perishable and most things in the world are too. Nothing lasts forever. A perishable is also a type of food that will go bad quickly if you leave it out of the fridge. Milk is a perishable, and so are yogurt and ice cream. Whether you're talking about a perishable or something perishable, this word refers to something that just won't last.

Definitions of perishable

adj liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay

“this minute and perishable planet”
perishable foods such as butter and fruit”
easily destroyed
capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
decayable, putrefiable, putrescible, spoilable
liable to decay or spoil or become putrid
not perishable
durable, indestructible, perdurable, undestroyable
very long lasting
not subject to decay
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n food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated

Type of:
food product, foodstuff
a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

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