tending to preserve.
- non·pre·serv·a·tive, adjective
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How to use preservative in a sentence
It also skips artificial colors, fragrances, and preservatives but still puts a stop to odor.Best aluminum-free deodorant: Keep odor at bay naturally with these formulations | Irena Collaku | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Every preservative used in our products must clear our rigorous safety assessment process.Does This OGX Shampoo Ingredient Really Make Your Hair Fall Out? | Alaina Demopoulos | July 14, 2021 | The Daily Beast
About 20 years ago, there was a lot of fear of a preservative called thimerosal, which contains mercury.How To Convince People The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is As Good As The Others | Chadwick Matlin (email@example.com) | March 10, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Director Edward Hall and writers Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft have taken Coward’s premise and pumped extra sugar into it, as well as some unnecessary preservatives.The Ghost of Noël Coward Is Nowhere to Be Found in the Dull Blithe Spirit | Stephanie Zacharek | February 19, 2021 | Time
These juices often come with vinegar, salt, and even their own preservatives, which might alter the final texture of your sauce.
Thimerosal was dropped as a preservative in MMR vaccines in 1999, but since then autism rates have skyrocketed.
"Doa Estefania, have no fear; you possess an infallible preservative," exclaimed the cappellan.
It is frequently desirable to detect formalin, which is the most common preservative added to cow's milk.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
I rolled the body of the faithful creature in a kind of preservative earth and then in an outer covering of bark.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Food which contains this preservative will be so labeled and should not be given to children or people with weak digestion.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
It689 has been highly recommended as a preservative against scarlet fever.
British Dictionary definitions for preservative
something that preserves or tends to preserve, esp a chemical added to foods to inhibit decomposition
tending or intended to preserve
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