preservatory

preservatory

(prɪˈzɜːvətərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a preservative
2. a place in which people or things can be protected from moral or physical decay
3. US a room for preserving perishable foodstuffs
adj
tending to preserve
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In the opening sonnets, the poet seeks a preservatory that might evade decay and death, reaching a cobbled solution at the end of sonnet 17, where the poet's papers and the beloved's child dually preserve the beloved's beauty.
The simplified Chinese is a further evolution over the traditional Chinese, and is therefore less preservatory of the original meanings.
Cinema, the preservatory technology said to conquer finitude, is here engaged in its own struggles against the accelerating temporality of the frenetic montage that characterizes contemporary mass culture.