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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESERVATIVE

It was told to me as a preservative against the danger of loving her.

Bodies in the dissecting-rooms are injected with preservative fluid.

I took that body along, encased in the Martian preservative, solidifex.

Indeed, the preservative virtues of the cold struck me with astonishment.

As an example of the action of lime as a preservative of lumber.

Men, as well as masters, lay the "preservative" on as thickly as they can.

Gravity is but the rind of wisdom; but it is a preservative rind.

The latter is a carrier of potash, and is a preservative of nitrogen.

Printing has been aptly termed the —— preservative of all other ——s.

When they are mummified, it is merely owing to the preservative action of the salt in the soil, not to any process of embalming.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French preservatif and directly from Medieval Latin praeservativus, from stem of praeservare (see preserve (v.)). The noun is from early 15c., "a preservative medication;" sense of "chemical added to foods to keep them from rotting" is from 1875.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRESERVATIVE

additive

nounadded ingredient
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