state of preservation

noun phrase

Definition of state of preservation

: the condition in which something has been kept The ancient paintings were found in a perfect state of preservation. The shrine is in a poor state of preservation.

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“State of preservation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20of%20preservation. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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