[ wel-pri-zurvd ]
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  1. having been maintained in good condition; preserving a good or healthy appearance: a well-preserved manuscript; a well-preserved elderly couple.

Origin of well-preserved

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for well-preserved


adjective(well preserved when postpositive)
  1. kept in a good condition

  2. continuing to appear youthful: she was a well-preserved old lady

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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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