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v. pre·served, pre·serving, pre·serves
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.
pres′er·va′tion (prĕz′ər-vā′shən) n.