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preserve

noun (n)

  • a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone (noun.state)
    Example:
    Medicine is no longer a male preserve.
    source: wordnet30
  • a reservation where animals are protected (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • fruit preserved by cooking with sugar (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Preserve the peace in the family.
    source: wordnet30
  • keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction (verb.possession)
    Example:
    We preserve these archeological findings.
    source: wordnet30
  • to keep up and reserve for personal or special use (verb.possession)
    Synonym: save
    source: wordnet30
  • prevent (food) from rotting (verb.change)
    Synonym: keep
    Example:
    Preserved meats.
    source: wordnet30
  • maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Preserve the forest and the lakes.
    source: wordnet30
  • To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make preserves. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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