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preserve

[ pri-zurv ]
/ pr瑟藞z蓽rv /
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verb (used with object), pre路served, pre路serv路ing.
verb (used without object), pre路served, pre路serv路ing.
to preserve fruit, vegetables, etc.; make preserves.
to maintain a preserve for game or fish, especially for sport.
noun
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Origin of preserve

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English preserven, from Medieval Latin praeserv膩re 鈥渢o guard鈥 (Late Latin: 鈥渢o observe鈥), equivalent to Latin prae- prefix meaning 鈥渂efore, prior to, in advance鈥 (see pre-) + serv膩re 鈥渢o watch over, keep, preserve, observe鈥

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2. See defend.

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British Dictionary definitions for preserve

preserve
/ (pr瑟藞z蓽藧v) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun

Derived forms of preserve

Word Origin for preserve

C14: via Old French, from Late Latin praeserv膩re literally: to keep safe in advance, from Latin prae- before + serv膩re to keep safe
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