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pre·ser·va·tive

 (prĭ-zûr′və-tĭv)
adj.
Tending to preserve or capable of preserving.
n.
Something used to preserve, especially a chemical added to foods to inhibit spoilage.

preservative

(prɪˈzɜːvətɪv)
n
(Cookery) something that preserves or tends to preserve, esp a chemical added to foods to inhibit decomposition
adj
tending or intended to preserve

pre•serv•a•tive

(prɪˈzɜr və tɪv)

n.
1. something that preserves or tends to preserve.
2. a chemical substance used to preserve foods or other organic materials from decomposition or fermentation.
adj.
3. tending to preserve.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preservative - a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decompositionpreservative - a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
spice - aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
Adj.1.preservative - tending or having the power to preserve; "timbers should be treated with a preservative substance"
protective - intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"

preservative

adjective
Able to preserve:
Translations
konzervační látkakonzervační prosředek
konserveringsmiddel
säilitusaine
säilöntäaine
konzervans
tartósítószer
rotvarnarefni
保存料
방부제
konzervačný prostriedok
konzervansprezervativ
konserveringsmedel
สารกันบูด
katkı maddesikoruyucu madde
chất bảo quản

preservative

[prɪˈzɜːvətɪv]
A. N (Culin) → conservante m
B. CPD [function, substance] → conservante

preservative

[prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv] nconservateur m

preservative

adjKonservierungs-; preservative chemicalKonservierungsmittel nt

preservative

[prɪˈzɜːvətɪv] n (Culin) → conservante m

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.

preservative

مَادَّةٌ حَافِظَة konzervační látka konserveringsmiddel Konservierungsmittel συντηρητικό conservante säilöntäaine conservateur konzervans conservante 保存料 방부제 conserveringsmiddel konserveringsmiddel konserwant conservante, preservativo консервант konserveringsmedel สารกันบูด katkı maddesi chất bảo quản 防腐剂

pre·ser·va·tive

n. preservativo, conservador;
agente que se añade a un alimento o medicamento para impedir el desarrollo de bacterias;
profiláctico.

preservative

n conservante m, conservador m (Mex)
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Design properties of round, sawn and laminated preservatively treated construction poles.
Southern yellow pine is the primary species group that is preservatively treated in the United States.