preserve

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
preserve

Plural
preserves

  1. (countable) A hunting preserve is an area of land where hunting is allowed.
  2. (countable) A fruit preserve is a jam-like concoction.
    I love strawberry preserves. My pantry shelves are filled with jars of it!

Verb[change]

Plain form
preserve

Third-person singular
preserves

Past tense
preserved

Past participle
preserved

Present participle
preserving

  1. (transitive) To preserve is to keep something from decay or loss.
    Jam is preserved in jars.
    Ancient objects are preserved in the British Museum.