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preservative

 [pre-zer´vah-tiv]
a substance added to a product to destroy or inhibit multiplication of microorganisms.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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pre·ser·va·tive

(prĕ-zĕr'vă-tiv)
Substance added to food products or organic solutions to prevent chemical change or bacterial action.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012