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well-preserved

[ wel-pri-zurvd ]
/ ˈwɛl prɪˈzɜrvd /
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adjective
having been maintained in good condition; preserving a good or healthy appearance: a well-preserved manuscript; a well-preserved elderly couple.
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Origin of well-preserved

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for well-preserved

well-preserved

adjective (well preserved when postpositive)
kept in a good condition
continuing to appear youthfulshe was a well-preserved old lady
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Other Idioms and Phrases with well-preserved

well preserved

Aging gracefully, still in good condition, as in I can't believe she's 65; she's certainly well preserved. [Mid-1800s]

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