consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑consumer goods
Hyponyms: ↑appliance

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noun plural or durable goods
: consumer goods or producer goods (as household appliances, automobiles, or machinery) whose usefulness continues for a number of years and is not consumed or destroyed in single usage — called also hard goods; sometimes used in sing.

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