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preservative

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adjective pre·ser·va·tive \pri-ˈzər-və-tiv\

Definition of preservative

  1. :  having the power of preserving



14th Century

First Known Use of preservative

14th century

Rhymes with preservative


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preservative

noun pre·ser·va·tive

Simple Definition of preservative

  • : a chemical that is added to food to keep it fresh longer

  • : a substance that is used on wood to prevent it from decaying

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of preservative

  1. :  something that preserves or has the power of preserving; specifically :  an additive used to protect against decay, discoloration, or spoilage

Examples of preservative in a sentence

  1. This food does not contain any artificial preservatives.

  2. The wood was treated with preservative.



15th Century

First Known Use of preservative

15th century


PRESERVATIVE Defined for Kids

preservative

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noun pre·ser·va·tive \pri-ˈzər-vət-iv\

Definition of preservative for Students

  1. :  a substance added to food to keep it from spoiling




Medical Dictionary

preservative

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noun pre·ser·va·tive \pri-ˈzər-vət-iv\

Medical Definition of preservative

  1. :  something that preserves or has the power of preserving; specifically :  an additive used to protect against decay, discoloration, or spoilage <a food preservative>





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