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pre·serve

 (prĭ-zûrv′)
v. pre·served, pre·serv·ing, pre·serves
v.tr.
1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect. See Synonyms at defend.
2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged: fossils preserved in sediments; a film preserved in the archives.
3. To keep or maintain intact: tried to preserve family harmony.
4. To prepare (food) for storage or future use, as by canning or salting.
5. To prevent (organic bodies) from decaying or spoiling: preserved the specimen in a chemical solution.
6.
a. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
b. To maintain (an area) for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
v.intr.
1. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
2. To maintain an area for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
n.
1. Something that acts to preserve; a preservative.
2. often preserves Fruit cooked with sugar to protect against decay or fermentation.
3. An area maintained for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
4. Something considered as being the exclusive province of certain persons: Ancient Greek is the preserve of scholars.

[Middle English preserven, from Old French preserver, from Medieval Latin praeservāre, from Late Latin, to observe beforehand : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin servāre, to guard, preserve; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·serv′a·bil′i·ty n.
pre·serv′a·ble adj.
pres′er·va′tion (prĕz′ər-vā′shən) n.
pre·serv′er n.

pres•er•va•tion

(ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən)
n.
1. the act or process of preserving.
2. the state of being preserved.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preservation - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
environmentalism - the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
self-preservation - preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
reservation - the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
immobilisation, immobilization - fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; "immobilization of the injured knee was necessary"
2.preservation - the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.preservation - a process that saves organic substances from decay
fixation, fixing - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
embalmment - preservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams and drugs and other chemicals
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
infrigidation, refrigeration - the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
4.preservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other changepreservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development

preservation

noun
1. upholding, keeping, support, security, defence, maintenance, perpetuation the preservation of the status quo
2. protection, safety, maintenance, conservation, salvation, safeguarding, safekeeping the preservation of buildings of historic interest
3. storage, smoking, drying, bottling, freezing, curing, chilling, candying, pickling, conserving, tinning the preparation, cooking and preservation of food
Proverbs
"Self-preservation is the first law of nature"

preservation

noun
1. The careful guarding of an asset:
2. The act or a means of defending:
Translations
حِفْظ، صِيانَه
konzervace
bevarelse
konzerválás
varîveisla
konzervácia
ohranitev

preservation

[ˌprezəˈveɪʃən]
A. N [of antiquities, food] → conservación f; [of wildlife, land, buildings] → conservación f, preservación f; [of order, democracy] → mantenimiento m
in a good state of preservationen buen estado, bien conservado
B. CPD preservation order Norden f de preservación
preservation society N (Brit) → sociedad f para la preservación

preservation

[ˌprɛzərˈveɪʃən] n
[status quo, values, way of life, standards] → préservation f
[building, monument, work of art] → préservation f

preservation

n
(= maintaining) (of custom, building, manuscript)Erhaltung f; (of peace)Wahrung f, → Erhaltung f; (of dignity)Wahrung f; (of memory, reputation)Aufrechterhaltung f, → Wahrung f
(to prevent decay) → Konservierung f; (of specimens)Präservierung f; to be in a good state of preservationgut erhalten sein

preservation

[ˌprɛzəˈveɪʃn] nconservazione f; (of peace, one's dignity) → mantenimento

preserve

(priˈzəːv) verb
1. to keep safe from harm. (May) Heaven preserve us from danger!
2. to keep in existence. They have managed to preserve many old documents.
3. to treat (food), eg by cooking it with sugar, so that it will not go bad. What is the best method of preserving raspberries?
noun
1. an activity, kind of work etc in which only certain people are allowed to take part.
2. a place where game animals, birds etc are protected. a game preserve.
3. jam. blackberry jam and other preserves.
ˌpreserˈvation (pre-) noun
the action of preserving or the state or process of being preserved.
preˈservative (-vətiv) noun
something that preserves, especially that prevents food etc from going bad. a chemical preservative.

preservation

n. preservación, conservación.
References in classic literature ?
If these discoveries had been made after a lapse of sixteen centuries, under a layer of dust and ashes on a large scale, surely we might hope to meet with similar cases of preservation, after a lapse of three or four years only, under a layer of dust and ashes on a small scale.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
In places these had fallen, and the wall was ruined, but it was in a much better state of preservation than the outer wall.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
My own folly had endangered me, my preservation I owe to the kindness, the integrity of another; but the unfortunate Mrs.
This preservation of favourable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection.
They at least would have sheltered me from spies and busybodies; they at least would have secured the peace and privacy of one who was no hero in fact or spirit, whose noblest deed was a piece of self preservation which he wished undone with all his heart.
I shall never repent the preservation of my self-respect, sir,' said Edward.
No doubt self preservation meant also the preservation of these conditions.
Indeed, a state which is well composed of two others ought to resemble them both, and neither, Such a state ought to have its means of preservation in itself, and not without; and when I say in itself, I do not mean that it should owe this to the forbearance of their neighbours, for this may happen to a bad government, but to every member of the community's not being willing that there should be the least alteration in their constitution.
The bones were in a fair state of preservation and indicated by their intactness that the flesh had probably been picked from them by vultures as none was broken; but the pieces of equipment bore out the suggestion of their great age.
Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which