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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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Hence, using robots as instructional tools leverages the sharable and preservable characteristics of digital data.
ABSTRACT Predation by drilling gastropods is preservable in the fossil record and thus provides valuable examples for the study of evolutionary concepts that emphasize the importance of biotic interactions.
For instance, domesticated olives (Olea europaea L.) and dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.) have larger and better quality flesh than the wild counterparts, but this is not reflected in the archaeologically preservable endocarps" ("Incluso si la seleccion produce cambios direccionales en la morfologia del fruto, estos cambios pueden no ser detectables en el registro arqueologico.
El riesgo de la escritura esta en sus virtudes, ella reduce para hacer preservable.
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?
He followed this up by making his position in the matter quite clear: 'an array of normal tunes," however lovely, cannot compensate me, personally, for the least little (preservable) manifestation of artistic creativeness and versatility on the part of gifted peasant and seafaring singers that is allowed to die with them, unrecorded for ever'.
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.