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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.
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Phenethyl alcohol, an essential oil component of rose oil, in combination with caprylyl glycol and glyceryl caprylate, is a new preservative for emulsion formulations, especially those of droplet particle size in the range of 100-900 nm.
Troy evaluates its preservatives at numerous sites in order to gauge aggregate performance, so that coatings manufacturers can be assured of protection across the widest breadth of exposure scenarios.
The cosmetic preservatives market is projected to reach USD 348.
Some preservatives do no harm, and may actually enhance the nutritional value of the food.
That's why food companies add preservatives to foods: To help extend shelf life, maintain high quality, and prevent spoilage.
I'd rather see my cats eat a very small amount of a chemical preservative and ensure that they aren't eating rancid food.
Preservative penetration (Cu) was measured based on the color indicator on the freshly cut wood surface of treated timber as described by the American Wood Preservers' Association (AWPA 2003) in both longitudinal and cross-sectional surfaces for all samples with the help of a scanner and Adobe Photoshop software (Islam et al.
Clinical Evaluation of a Urine Transport Kit with Lyophilized Preservative for Culture, Urinalysis, and Sediment Microscopy.
Only Product K contained the preservative in concentrations above the typical allowed concentrations (Figure 2).
Preservative-treated wood can be broadly separated into two general categories--oil-borne preservatives and waterborne preservatives.
Preservative-treated wood can be broadly separated into two general categories--oilborne preservatives and waterborne preservatives.