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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A substance added to food to keep it from spoiling.

Usage examples (39)
  • A preservative was added to the candy to make it last a long time without refrigeration.
  • The timbers should be treated with a preservative
  • She sealed it with a blue lid fitted with a built-in preservative and sent it back to Kaiser.
  • "It's kind of akin to putting lotion on your hands, so it's a long-term preservative," Camp said. for more
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