Definitions for "Preserve"
To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
To keep safe.  To keep or maintain unchanged. To keep or protect.
Keywords:  spoil, freezing, curing, fruit, smoking
To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
To treat food so that it does not spoil or go bad.
To protect game for purposes of sport.
A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.
keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
Keywords:  fresh, rotting, potatoes, meats, food
prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
to keep fresh
Keywords:  reserve, drawer, seems, save, special
a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
a reservation where animals are protected
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
to keep as is (Parts of the Pinelands are being preserved for future generations.)
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a vulnerable area protected from development, such as a natural area or an agricultural area.
Keywords:  decay, prevent
to prevent from decay
To make preserves.