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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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Assessment of the effects of predation over geological timescales, essential for paleoecological and evolutionary studies, has proved difficult, not least because most traces of predation are rarely preserved; most types of predation destroy the prey or leave no traces on the preservable hard parts of the victim.
Processing the fruits into commercial preservable products will naturally have been the main intervention to reduce these losses.
The rate of taphonomic loss in modern benthic habitats: how much of the potentially preservable community is preserved?
Whereas films, once recorded, become part of the stable archive of collective memory, theatre as a series of embodied acts lacks preservable material artefacts.
To examine generality of the finding that food is discounted more steeply than money, the present study was designed to compare discounting rates of unstable currency (baht) and preservable food (rice) during a period of unstable economic conditions in Thailand.
Ben Jonson once observed clairvoyantly that the glorious visual, aural, and kinetic aspects of a masque were akin to the mortal body--that is, "momentarie" and prone to being "utterly forgotten"--whereas the poet's voice, in the form of a preservable text, was comparable to the immortal soul (p.
In terms of the posterity of historiography, Rome might seem to have the upper hand here, its messages preservable in written form while Egypt's are by their nature transient.