preservative

(redirected from Preservatives)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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)
References in classic literature ?
But Christmas puddings, brawn, and abundance of spirituous liquors, throwing the mental originality into the channel of nightmare, are great preservatives against a dangerous spontaneity of waking thought.
For the remedies; there may be some general preservatives, whereof we will speak: as for the just cure, it must answer to the particular disease; and so be left to counsel, rather than rule.
This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.
They were very dark from the preservative in which they had been kept, and the skin had almost the look of leather.
There was but little decomposition, a fact attributed to some preservative property in the mineral-bearing soil.
liquid has no basis in the preservative instinct of the race is to be
He used it (as it seemeth) for a preservative against infection.
When the preservative force of Christianity permeating all classes of society shall have put life into the new order of things, there will be an end of sterile disputes about doctrine.
And indeed to be busy with material affairs is the best preservative against reflection, fears, doubts--all these things which stand in the way of achievement.
According to Linda Sediewicz of schulke, the regulatory and public pressure to eliminate whole categories of preservatives has put an enormous amount of pressure on formulators over the past several years.
Food preservatives are essential for the food manufacturing industry to provide a wide range of safe, wholesome, and attractive products at affordable prices to meet consumer requirements for quality, convenience, and variety.