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Definition of preservative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preservative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//prɪˈzɜːvətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv//
 
[only before noun]
 
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preventing food or wood from decaying the preservative effects of freezing

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