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3 definitions found
 for self-preservation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Self-preservation \Self`-pres`er*va"tion\, n.
     The preservation of one's self from destruction or injury.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or
           instinctive tendency

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-preservation":
     avoidance reaction, defence, defense, defense in depth,
     defense mechanism, defenses, deterrent capacity, ego defenses,
     escape mechanism, guard, negative taxis, protection,
     psychological defenses, resistance, self-defense, self-protection,
     the defensive, ward

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