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preservative

 [pre-zer´vah-tiv]
a substance added to a product to destroy or inhibit multiplication of microorganisms.

pre·ser·va·tive

(prē-zer'vă-tiv),
A substance added to food products or to an organic solution to prevent chemical change or bacterial action.

preservative

/pre·ser·va·tive/ (pre-zer´vah-tiv) a substance or preparation added to a product to destroy or inhibit the multiplication of microorganisms.

preservative

(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.

preservative

[prisur′vətiv]
Etymology: L, praeservare, to keep
a chemical or other agent that reduces the rate of decomposition of a substance.

pre·ser·va·tive

(prĕ-zĕr'vă-tiv)
A substance added to food products or to an organic solution to prevent chemical change or bacterial action.

pre·ser·va·tive

(prĕ-zĕr'vă-tiv)
Substance added to food products or organic solutions to prevent chemical change or bacterial action.

preservative,

n a substance added to prevent deterioration.

preservative

a substance added to a product to destroy or inhibit multiplication of microorganisms.

food preservative
substances added to food for humans; hence they are not poisonous.
wood preservative
chrome-copper-arsenic, chlorinated naphthalene, creosote; poisonous to most animals. See also wood preservative.