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  1. conserve, preserve, conserves, preservesnoun

    fruit preserved by cooking with sugar


  1. preservesnoun

    Plural form of preserve.


  1. preserves

    Fruit preserves are preparations of fruits whose main preserving agent is sugar and sometimes acid, often stored in glass jars and used as a condiment or spread. There are many varieties of fruit preserves globally, distinguished by the method of preparation, type of fruit used, and place in a meal. Sweet fruit preserves such as jams, jellies, and marmalades are often eaten at breakfast with bread or as an ingredient of a pastry or dessert, whereas more savory and acidic preserves made from "vegetable fruits" such as tomato, squash or zucchini, are eaten alongside savory foods such as cheese, cold meats, and curries.


  1. preserves

    Preserves refer to the act of maintaining something in its original or existing state without allowing any form of change, decay, or damage. It also can refer to a type of food that has been processed to allow it to be stored for extended periods, often by canning, refrigerating, or adding preservatives. Furthermore, in the context of law, preserves mean to keep safe from harm or injury, typically in relation to rights, privileges, or possessions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preserves in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preserves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of preserves in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Hunt:

    We will stand by that agreement and we expect China to do the same, the fundamental freedoms of Hong Kong are what have made it such a stunning success since 1997 and indeed before 1997 - anything that contradicted the letter or spirit of the basic law that preserves them should not happen.

  2. Christian Sidor:

    This fossil won't win a beauty contest, but fortunately it preserves enough anatomy that we were able to compare it to other dinosaurs and be confident of its identification.

  3. Carla Hayden:

    The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture, the national library is proud to help ensure these recordings are preserved for generations to come.

  4. Dave Danko:

    We reached an agreement that allows the company to be competitive and preserves the language we wanted.

  5. Yousef Al Otaiba:

    The UAE is very pleased that our understanding with the US preserves all of the benefits of Open Skies for travelers, airlines, communities and aerospace companies in both countries and around the world, all the terms and provisions of the Air Transport Agreement including Fifth Freedom rights remain fully in place, with UAE and US airlines free to continue to add and adjust routes and services.

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    regarding something abstract as a material thing
    • A. slur
    • B. foumart
    • C. sapling
    • D. hypostatization

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