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Adjective: preserved  pri'zurvd
  1. Prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
  2. Kept intact or in a particular condition
Verb: preserve  pri'zurv
  1. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    "preserve the peace in the family";
    - continue, uphold, carry on, bear on
  2. Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    "We preserve these archeological findings";
    - conserve, maintain, keep up
  3. To keep up and reserve for personal or special use
    "She preserved the old family photographs in a drawer";
    - save
  4. Prevent (food) from rotting
    "preserved meats";
    - keep
  5. Maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
    "May God preserve you";
    - keep
  6. Keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing
    "preserve the forest and the lakes"

See also: aged, brine-cured, candied, canned, conserved, corned, crystalised [Brit], crystalized, crystallized, cured, dehydrated, desiccated, dried, flash-frozen, freeze-dried, frozen, glacĂ©, kept up, lyophilised [Brit], lyophilized, maintained, pickled, potted, preservable, protected, quick-frozen, retained, salt-cured, salted, saved, smoke-cured, smoked, smoke-dried, sundried, sun-dried, tinned, well-kept

Type of: cook, fix [informal], hold, hold on, keep, maintain, make, prepare, protect, ready

Antonym: destroyed, fresh, lay off

Encyclopedia: Preserved