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noun [countable] use-by date pronunciation in British English /ˈjuːz baɪ ˌdeɪt/
Word Forms
singularuse-by date
pluraluse-by dates
  1. a date printed on something you buy that shows that it may be less safe to eat or less effective after this date. The date by which a product should be sold is called a sell-by date.


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