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  1. pre·serve
    IPA[prəˈzərv]
  2. verb

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: preserve, plural noun: preserves

    • verb

      maintain (something) in its original or existing state:

      retain (a condition or state of affairs):

    • noun

      a foodstuff made with fruit preserved in sugar, such as jam or marmalade:

      a sphere of activity regarded as being reserved for a particular person or group:

    • adjective

      maintained in its original or existing state:

      (especially of fruit) treated or prepared for long-term storage, especially by boiling with sugar:

    • adjective

      maintained in its original or existing state:

      (especially of fruit) treated or prepared for long-term storage, especially by boiling with sugar:

    • adjective

      (of something old) having remained in good condition:

      (of an old person) showing little sign of aging.

    • noun

      lemons or lemon slices preserved in salt and lemon juice, used as an ingredient in Moroccan cooking.
    • adjective

      (of something old) having remained in good condition:

      (of an old person) showing little sign of ageing.

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