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self-preservationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌselfˌprez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌselfˌprez.ɚˈveɪ.ʃən/
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self-preservationnoun [U]

us   /ˈselfˌprez·ərˈveɪ·ʃən/
the ability of animals or people to protect themselves from danger or destruction: an instinct for self-preservation
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