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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 ?
said Heyward, apprehensive that the subject might lead to a discussion that would interrupt the harmony so necessary to the preservation of his fair companions; "we have journeyed far, and few among us are blessed with forms like that of yours, which seems to know neither fatigue nor weakness.
But, as respects the majority of my corps of veterans, there will be no wrong done if I characterize them generally as a set of wearisome old souls, who had gathered nothing worth preservation from their varied experience of life.
She therefore put the boy on the ground, and, adjusting her dress and bonnet, she walked on at as rapid a pace as she thought consistent with the preservation of appearances.
The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the World.
One room in the building was devoted to the preservation of ancient archives.
and how signal have been his deliverance and preservation in the midst of a nation of pitiless enemies!
I experienced pleasure in being able to exasperate him: the sense of pleasure woke my instinct of self- preservation, so I fairly broke free; and if ever I come into his hands again he is welcome to a signal revenge.
Look where we will, the inevitable law of revelation is one of the laws of nature: the lasting preservation of a secret is a miracle which the world has never yet seen.
For scores of years gone by, Monseigneur had squeezed it and wrung it, and had seldom graced it with his presence except for the pleasures of the chase--now, found in hunting the people; now, found in hunting the beasts, for whose preservation Monseigneur made edifying spaces of barbarous and barren wilderness.
There has been a time since when I have wondered whether, if the life before her could have been revealed to me at a glance, and so revealed as that a child could fully comprehend it, and if her preservation could have depended on a motion of my hand, I ought to have held it up to save her.
On the contrary, it would have been better, for his preservation would then have naturally and tenderly addressed my heart.
But the butcher, having music in his soul, had listened with a divided desire for Tookey's defeat and for the preservation of the peace.