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preserve

(prĭ-zûrv′)
v. pre·served, pre·serving, pre·serves
v.tr.
1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect.
2. To keep or maintain intact: tried to preserve family harmony.
3. To prepare (food) for storage or future use, as by canning or salting.
4. To prevent (organic bodies) from decaying or spoiling: preserved the specimen in a chemical solution.

pre·serv′a·bil′i·ty n.
pre·serv′a·ble adj.
pres′er·va′tion (prĕz′ər-vā′shən) n.
pre·serv′er n.
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One of the main priorities is to deal with the lack of interest in preserving works, particularly among the audiovisual industries.
For more than 150 years, photography has shaped our lives, preserving precious memories of people, places and events.
These new monies are essential to preserving our rapidly dwindling open space and farmland," said Michael White, chair of the Long Island Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters.
The American Forestry Association has led the way in cataloging and preserving historic trees since 1976, when AFA published Famous and Historic Trees by Charles E.
Researchers have shown that, unlike most conventional preserving fluids, an improved version of Belzer's solution can be used in more than one kind of organ and in more than one preserving process.
The idea for preserving the lake property came from an analyst for the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, created by state law to acquire and preserve open space.
Although less a factor in the private sector, archivists in government are especially concerned about preserving records of historical value that may appear on Web sites.
The bank refused to provide any funds to assist the receiver in preserving the property.
Thanks to the leadership of the Oregon and Washington congressional delegations, the dedication of the National Park Service and the support of our partners, we are preserving the region's natural resources, cultural heritage and historic sites and helping to strengthen its economy for future generations.
They have a plan whereby they're preserving different kinds of land - playgrounds, ecological preserves, historic sites,'' he said.
The bill would create two new anti-shredding felonies designed to set clear requirements for preserving financial audit documents and close loopholes in current laws.
Michael Hegarty, CPC chairperson and senior executive vice president of Chemical Bank, said, "This new $50 million initiative tackles the crucial problem of preserving affordable housing - which is so vital to preserving opportunity, resources and neighborhoods.