Variant of preserve
- to keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
- to keep from spoiling or rotting
- to prepare (food), as by canning, pickling, salting, etc., for future use
- to keep up; carry on; maintain
- to maintain and protect (game, fish, etc.) in an area, esp. for regulated hunting or fishing
Origin: ME preserven < MFr preserver < ML praeservare, to preserve, protect < LL, to observe beforehand < L prae-, pre- + servare: see observe
- to preserve fruit, etc.
- to maintain a game preserve
- fruit preserved whole or in large pieces by cooking with sugar
- a place where game, fish, etc. are preserved
- any place or activity treated as the special domain of some person or group
- something that preserves or is preserved
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