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pre•serv•a•tive



Pronunciation: (pri-zûr'vu-tiv), [key]
n.
1. something that preserves or tends to preserve.
2. a chemical substance used to preserve foods or other organic materials from decomposition or fermentation.

adj.
tending to preserve.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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