Self-preservation meaning

sĕlfprĕzər-vāshən
The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
noun
6
1
Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
noun
4
1
Self preservation is the instinct to act in your own best interest to protect yourself and ensure your survival.

An example of self preservation is running away when you see a giant bear.

noun
4
2
Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
noun
2
1
The urge to preserve oneself, regarded as an instinct.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
noun
0
0
The instinctive behaviour that protects oneself from harm.
noun
0
0
Preservation of oneself from danger, injury, or death.
noun
0
1

Origin of self-preservation