Definitions of preserve:
  • noun:   a reservation where animals are protected
  • noun:   a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    Example: "Medicine is no longer a male preserve"
  • noun:   fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  • verb:   prevent (food) from rotting
    Example: "Preserved meats"
  • verb:   keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
    Example: "Preserve the forest and the lakes"
  • verb:   to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
  • verb:   keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    Example: "We preserve these archeological findings"
  • verb:   maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
  • verb:   keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Example: "Preserve the peace in the family"

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