preservative (plural preservatives)

  1. (countable) Any agent, natural or artificial that acts to preserve, especially when added to food.
    Salt, sugar, and acid all act as preservatives when making pickles.
Translations Adjective
  1. Tending to preserve.
    The curators took preservative actions to maintain the ancient collection.

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