HyperDic: preservation

English > 4 senses of the word preservation:
NOUNactpreservation, savingthe activity of protecting something from loss or danger
statepreservationthe condition of being (well or ill) preserved
processpreservationa process that saves organic substances from decay
eventpreservation, conservationan occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
preservation > pronunciation
Soundspreh.zervey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > preservation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of protecting something from loss or danger.
Synonymsaving
NarrowerconservationThe preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
environmentalismThe activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
immobilization, immobilisationfixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
reservationThe act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
self-preservationpreservation of yourself from harm
BroaderprotectionThe activity of protecting someone or something
Spanishpreservación
Catalanpreservació
Verbspreservekeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
preservemaintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
English > preservation: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe condition of being (well or ill) preserved.
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Verbspreservekeep or maintain in unaltered condition
English > preservation: 4 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process that saves organic substances from decay.
Narrowerembalmmentpreservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams / balsams and drugs and other chemicals
fixation, fixing(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
plastinationA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
refrigeration, infrigidationThe process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
English > preservation: 4 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change.
Synonymconservation
Broaderimprovement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
Spanishconservación, preservación
Catalanconservació

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