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Synonyms and Antonyms of preservation

  1. 1 the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition <each curator is responsible for the preservation of the works of art within his or her department> Synonyms care and feeding, conservation, conserving, keep, maintenance, preserving, sustentation, upkeepRelated Words conservancy; support, sustaining; care, custody, guardianship; defense, guarding, protection, safeguarding, safekeepingNear Antonyms dereliction, disregard, ignoring, inattention, neglect, negligence; damage, demolition, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, ruin, ruination

  2. 2 the careful maintaining and protection of something valuable especially in its natural or original state <the preservation of the tropical rainforests is a global responsibility> Synonyms conservancy, conservation, sustentationRelated Words care, maintenance, upkeep; salvation, saving; defense, guardianship, guarding, keeping, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping; economy, husbandry, managementNear Antonyms dereliction, ignoring, neglect, squandering, waste; destruction, ruin; damage, harm, hurt, injury

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