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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preserve  \Pre*serve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Preserved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Preserving}.]  [F.  pr['e]server,  from  L.  prae  before  + 
  servare  to  save,  preserve;  cf  L.  praeservare  to  observe 
  beforehand.  See  {Serve}.] 
  1.  To  keep  or  save  from  injury  or  destruction;  to  guard  or 
  defend  from  evil,  harm,  danger,  etc.;  to  protect. 
  O  Lord,  thou  preserved  man  and  beast.  --Ps.  xxxvi 
  Now  good  angels  preserve  the  king.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  save  from  decay  by  the  use  of  some  preservative 
  substance,  as  sugar,  salt,  etc.;  to  season  and  prepare  for 
  remaining  in  a  good  state,  as  fruits,  meat,  etc.;  as  to 
  preserve  peaches  or  grapes. 
  You  can  not  preserve  it  from  tainting.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  maintain  throughout;  to  keep  intact;  as  to  preserve 
  appearances;  to  preserve  silence. 
  {To  preserve  game},  to  protect  it  from  extermination. 
  Syn:  To  keep  save;  secure;  uphold;  sustain;  defend;  spare; 
  protect;  guard;  shield.  See  {Keep}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  saving  from  harm  or  loss  "serves  a  conserving  function" 
  [syn:  {conserving}] 
  n  :  the  activity  of  protecting  something  from  loss  or  danger 
  [syn:  {preservation},  {saving}] 

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