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Preserve meaning

preserve - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. prevent ( food) from rotting; " preserved meats"; " keep potatoes fresh"
  2. 2. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
  3. 3. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
  4. 4. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
  5. 5. To make preserves.
  6. 6. To protect game for purposes of sport.
  7. 7. That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
  8. 8. A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.
  9. 9. Fruit, & c., prepared by boiling in sirup; place where game is preserved.
  10. 10. Preserveation.
  11. 11. To rescue; keep from injury; keep; prepare for keeping.

preserve - examples of usage

  1. Are ye in truth like unto us; do ye die as we do or can your medicine preserve you forever like Okee? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Simply, I think, a mere instinct to preserve my own self- respect. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. No man could show himself on deck and preserve his life. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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