: kept in good condition over a long period of time
well-preserved fossils
(humorous) She just turned 60, but she's well-preserved for her age.

Examples of well-preserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside is a tardigrade, so well-preserved that its tiny claws are still visible. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 The team analyzed two newly uncovered and well-preserved skeletal fossils of shuotheriids. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 4 Apr. 2024 Desert environments are typically well-preserved in the geological record, and dunes leave behind clues about their distant past in layers of compressed sandstone. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 4 Mar. 2024 But the samples were small and not well-preserved, so the team couldn’t look for other clues and turned to mice to investigate further. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 1 Mar. 2024 Wrapped since the 1960s, the items, and their delicate organic components, were well-preserved. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 Even so, the team was stunned by how well-preserved the artifacts were. Margherita Bassi, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Feb. 2024 The seats were plush, vintage but well-preserved, and exceedingly comfortable. Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Despite the passage of time, its wooden hull has remained extraordinarily well-preserved under about 3 feet of water near Avaldsnes, a village on the Norwegian island Karmøy. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 29 Jan. 2024

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“Well-preserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-preserved. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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