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self–preservation

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noun self–pres·er·va·tion \-ˌpre-zər-ˈvā-shən\

Simple Definition of self–preservation

  • : protection of yourself from harm or death

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of self–preservation

  1. 1 :  preservation of oneself from destruction or harm

  2. 2 :  a natural or instinctive tendency to act so as to preserve one's own existence

Circa 1614

First Known Use of self–preservation

circa 1614


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