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preserve
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1  —1 use as in:
preserve the peaches
Definition
to prepare food in a way that keeps it from spoiling
  • They removed the brain, eyes, and spinal cord and dropped them into a jar of preservative.
    p. 87.3

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  • He lifted out the button with a wooden stick and soaked the button in plastic resin to preserve it.
    p. 186.2
  • Anything alive in the mucus would be preserved temporarily.
    p. 172.9
  • Thus a dry cave is a good place for a virus to be preserved, for it to lie inactive in dung or in drying urine, or even, perhaps, for it to drift in cool, lightless, nearly motionless air.
    p. 398.9

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