Definition of shelf life noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shelf life

BrE BrE//ˈʃelf laɪf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃelf laɪf//
[usually singular]
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the length of time that food, etc. can be kept before it is too old to be sold The product has a guaranteed shelf life of 60 days.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shelf life