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prɪˈzɜr və tɪvpreser·va·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preservativeadjective

    a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

  2. preservativeadjective

    tending or having the power to preserve

    "timbers should be treated with a preservative substance"

Wiktionary

  1. preservativenoun

    (countable) any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve, especially when added to food

    Salt, sugar, and acid all act as preservatives when making pickles.

  2. preservativeadjective

    tending to preserve

    The curators took preservative actions to maintain the ancient collection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preservativeadjective

    having the power or quality of preserving; tending to preserve, or to keep from injury, decay, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prservatif.]

  2. Preservativenoun

    that which preserves, or has the power of preserving; a presevative agent

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prservatif.]

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  1. Preservative

    A preservative is a naturally occurring or synthetically produced substance that is added to products such as foods, pharmaceuticals, paints, biological samples, wood, etc. to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes. There are two types of preservatives. Class I preservatives and other one is Class II preservatives.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preservative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preservative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of preservative in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Rickaby:

    A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.

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