self-preservation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"self-preservation" in British English

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self-preservationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌselfˌprez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ-/
behaviourbased on the ​characteristics or ​feelings that ​warnpeople or ​animals to ​protect themselves from difficulties or ​dangers: It was his ​instinct for self-preservation that ​led him to ​abandon his ​formerfriends and ​transfer his ​allegiance to the new ​rulers.
(Definition of self-preservation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-preservation" in American English

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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
(Definition of self-preservation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-preservation”
in Spanish autopreservación, propia conservación…
in Vietnamese bản năng tự bảo toàn…
in Malaysian penjagaan diri…
in Thai การรักษาตัวเอง…
in French instinct de conservation…
in German die Selbsterhaltung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自保,自我保护…
in Indonesian sifat menjaga diri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自保,自我保護…
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