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English definition of “preserve”

preserve

noun
 
 
/prɪˈzɜːv/
FOOD [C, U] UK (US preserves) a sweet food made from fruit, sugar, and water: apricot/strawberry preservePreserving and storing foodJams and spreads
ACTIVITY [no plural] an activity that only a particular group of people can do: Sport used to be a male preserve. Owning racehorses is the preserve of the rich.Duty, obligation and responsibility
AREA [C] mainly US an area where wild animals and plants are protectedEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsZoos and wildlife reserves
(Definition of preserve noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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