preservative


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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

(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.

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.
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Amid soaring popularity of preservative blends, governments have put clampdown on the use of some of the preservatives which are believed to be detrimental to human health.
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Common preservatives. The list of preservatives used in foods is lengthy, but a small group is used most often.
Food preservatives labeled "natural" sound healthy, but they're not necessarily better at keeping your cat's food fresh.
Preservative penetration was greater in the longitudinal direction than in the radial or tangential direction, as expected.
For urine samples that can be transported to the laboratory within two hours, both sterile urine cups and tubes with preservatives can be used.