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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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preservative

adjective
Able to preserve:
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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
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preservative

[prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv] nconservateur m
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preservative

adjKonservierungs-; preservative chemicalKonservierungsmittel nt
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preservative

[prɪˈzɜːvətɪv] n (Culin) → conservante m
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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.
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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
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pre·ser·va·tive

n. preservativo, conservador;
agente que se añade a un alimento o medicamento para impedir el desarrollo de bacterias;
profiláctico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

preservative

n conservante m, conservador m (Mex)
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
There was but little decomposition, a fact attributed to some preservative property in the mineral-bearing soil.
He used it (as it seemeth) for a preservative against infection.
They were very dark from the preservative in which they had been kept, and the skin had almost the look of leather.
This facile adaptation was at once the symptom of perfect health and its best preservative.
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.
Because I think that this is the only virtue which remains in the State when the other virtues of temperance and courage and wisdom are abstracted; and, that this is the ultimate cause and condition of the existence of all of them, and while remaining in them is also their preservative; and we were saying that if the three were discovered by us, justice would be the fourth or remaining one.
To hold that this general aversion to that liquid has no basis in the preservative instinct of the race is to be unscientific -- and without science we are as the snakes and toads.
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.
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