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See also: préservative
preservative (plural preservatives)
- (countable) any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve, especially when added to food
- Salt, sugar, and acid all act as preservatives when making pickles.
any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve
- tending to preserve
- The curators took preservative actions to maintain the ancient collection.
tending to preserve
preservative f pl