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preservation

[ prez-er-vey-shuhn, ]
/ ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən, /
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noun
the act or process of keeping something in existence: The creation, stabilization, and preservation of quality long-term affordable housing is a critical step in maintaining a healthy community.
the act or process of keeping something safe from damage or deterioration: The facilities include air-conditioned storage vaults for optimum preservation of the historic film archive.The natural growth of population continuously presents problems for the preservation of the environment.
the process of preparing food or other perishables to resist spoilage or decomposition: Historic techniques of food preservation include drying, smoking, pickling, and salting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM preservation

non·pres·er·va·tion, noun
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