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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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Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve, near Antioch, IL;
The sister companies of Preserve International and Tetradyne are owned and operated by the private Nevada-based Preserve International corporation.
As part of their improvement initiative, the new owners will incorporate a number of energy-saving measures that will both lower operating costs and help preserve natural resources.
Bermejo's team walked transects--straight lines through the bush--and tallied fresh gorilla nests encountered in infected and uninfected areas in and near the preserve.
In 1987, Sandy left a career in business to fulfill his lifelong dream of starting a summer camp on the Preserve.
Preserves land for the general public's outdoor recreation or education;
Honeyman Memorial State Park to preserve Depression-era buildings created by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Congress understood that the Library, with a core mission to make information available and useful and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity regardless of format for current and future generations of Congress and the American people, was uniquely qualified for this assignment.
A stunning 10,000-square-foot lodge, built of out logs, sits midway up rolling grassy hills in north central Oregon, a centerpiece of the unspoiled 3,000-acre preserve.
Home gardeners can become a small but significant link in the chain: by finding, growing, saving, increasing, and sharing special seeds; by patronizing the seed companies that carry these varieties (or the local growers who do); and by supporting the work of organizations that are helping to preserve this irreplaceable genetic heritage for future generations to enjoy.
Now researchers say their experiments with animal models suggest that a pharmaceutical agent could preserve the integrity of these patients' ovaries, allowing them to continue developing viable eggs.