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Definitions of preserve:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

A fruit or vegetable boiled with sugar, to keep it from decay, and to render it pleasant to the taste; a place set apart for the shelter and protection of game intended for sport.

part of speech: verb transitive

To keep from injury: to defend: to keep in a sound state: to season for preservation: to keep up, as appearances.

part of speech: noun

That which is preserved, as fruit, etc.: a place for the protection of animals, as game, etc.

part of speech: verb transitive

To keep from injury; defend; uphold; save; keep in a wholesome state; put up with sugar, salt, etc., for keeping; as, to preserve fruit; keep up; maintain.

part of speech: verb

To keep or save from injury or destruction; to keep from decay or in a sound state; to secure; to defend; to maintain, as appearances; to boil with sugar to keep from decay.

part of speech: noun

Fruit, etc., put up and kept in sugar; a place set apart for keeping game, fish, etc.

part of speech: adjective


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