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preservative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preservative  \Pre*serv"a*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  pr['e]servatif.] 
  Having  the  power  or  quality  of  preserving;  tending  to 
  preserve,  or  to  keep  from  injury,  decay,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preservative  \Pre*serv"a*tive\,  n. 
  That  which  preserves,  or  has  the  power  of  preserving;  a 
  presevative  agent. 
 
  To  wear  tablets  as  preservatives  against  the  plague. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  preservative 
  adj  :  tending  or  having  the  power  to  preserve;  "the  timbers  should 
  be  treated  with  a  preservative" 
  n  :  a  chemical  compound  that  is  added  to  protect  against  decay 
  or  decomposition 




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