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> Near Antonyms dereliction
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> Related Words care
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up preservation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).