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Main Entry: 1pre·serve
Pronunciation: pri-primarystresszschwarv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): pre·served; pre·ser·ving
1 : to keep or save from injury, loss, or ruin : PROTECT <preserve the republic>
2 : MAINTAIN 1, continue <preserve silence>
3 : to prepare (as vegetables, fruits, or meats) to be kept for future use
- pre·serv·er noun

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