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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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After all the excitement of the summer, autumn is also a welcome opportunity to hunker down and learn new skills - and you can find one by reading the colourful copy of the late Oded Schwartz's Preserving Through The Year (Dorling Kindersley, PS16.99).
"Preserving Digital Information: Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information." Commissioned by the Commission on Preservation and Access and the Research Libraries Group, Inc.
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When I was a young chef at the Dorchester Hotel, working under Anton Mosimann, we would regularly fill hundreds of preserving jars with fruits such as peaches,plums,nectarines and pears for use on our breakfast buffet throughout the year.
The surgeon uses a narrow myomucosal strip of larynx to connect the trachea and the pharynx while preserving one functional arytenoid.
Historically, government agencies, museums and archives are the keepers of Canada's cultural past and it was assumed that they would also take care of preserving Canada's audiovisual works.
Recent efforts at the local, state, and federal levels of government to employ advanced information system technologies emphasize the importance of preserving DNA samples.
But he said his company had decided against the project in favor of preserving the unique natural landscape.
But whatever the pitfalls, and whatever our reservations about landscape restoration and invention, these ideas go far beyond preserving what is left of nature.
The art of preserving produce by canning and preserving has come full circle from grandmother's kitchen to a whole new generation of family kitchen cooks now eager to learn it.
Millennia of dependency on preserving knowledge and cultural expression are starkly threatened in a digital environment.
However, it deferred to the Eighth Circuit Court, noting that a mere policy does not relieve a defendant from the burden of preserving documents that are relevant to litigation, or potential litigation, or are reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence: