HyperDic: preservative

English > 2 senses of the word preservative:
NOUNsubstancepreservativea chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
ADJECTIVEallpreservativetending or having the power to preserve
preservative > pronunciation
Soundspriyzer'vahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > preservative: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending or having the power to preserve.
Example"timbers should be treated with a preservative substance"
BroaderprotectiveIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
Spanishpreservativo
Nounspreservativea chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
Verbspreserveprevent (food) from rotting
preservekeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
English > preservative: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition.
Narrowerspicearomatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishconservador, conservante, preservativo
Catalanconservant
Adjectivespreservativetending or having the power to preserve

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