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.

Word by Word Definitions

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report

preservation play
  1. : the act, process, or result of preserving something: such as

  2. : the activity or process of keeping something valued alive, intact, or free from damage or decay

  3. : the preparation of food for future use (as by canning, pickling, or freezing) to prevent spoilage


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