Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 670 (Preservation)

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#670. Preservation. -- N. preservation; safe-keeping; conservation &c. (storage) 636; maintenance, support, susteritation[obs], conservatism; vis conservatrix[obs]; salvation &c. (deliverance) 672.

[Means of preservation] prophylaxis; preserver, preservative, additive; antibiotics, antifungals[Med], biocide; hygiastics[obs], hygiantics[obs]; cover, drugget[obs]; cordon sanitaire[Fr]; canning; ensilage; tinned goods, canned goods.

[Superstitious remedies] snake oil, spider webs, cure-all; laetrile; charm &c. 993.

V. preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice;not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; save, rescue; be safe, make safe &c. 664; take care of &c. (care) 459; guard &c. (defend) 717.

stare super antiquas vias [Lat][Bacon]; hold one's own; hold one's ground, stand one's ground &c. (resist) 719.

embalm, cure, salt, pickle, season, kyanize|, bottle, pot, tin, can; sterilize, pasteurize, radiate; dry, lyophilize[Chem], freeze-dry, concentrate, evaporate; freeze, quick-freeze, deep-freeze; husband &c. (store) 636.

Adj. preserving &c. v.; conservative; prophylactic; preservatory[obs], preservative; hygienic.

preserved &c. v.; unimpaired, unbroken, uninjured, unhurt, unsinged[obs], unmarred; safe, safe and sound; intact, with a whole skin.

Phr. nolumus leges Angliae mutari[Lat][obs].