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shelf life[′shelf ‚līf]
The time that elapses before stored food, chemicals, batteries, and other materials or devices become inoperative or unusable due to age or deterioration.
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storage life, shelf life
The time period for which a material (such as a packaged adhesive or sealant) can be stored, under specified temperature conditions, and remain suitable for use.
The time period during which an adhesive, coating, sealant, or the like, can be stored (under specified conditions) and remain suitable for use.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The period of time a material can be stored and remain suitable for use. The storage conditions are one of the determining factors for shelf life.
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