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 for Preserving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Preserve \Pre*serve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preserved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Preserving.] [F. pr['e]server, from L. prae before +
     servare to save, preserve; cf. L. praeservare to observe
     beforehand. See Serve.]
     1. To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or
        defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
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              O Lord, thou preserved man and beast. --Ps. xxxvi.
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              Now, good angels preserve the king.   --Shak.
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     2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative
        substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for
        remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to
        preserve peaches or grapes.
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              You can not preserve it from tainting. --Shak.
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     3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve
        appearances; to preserve silence.
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     To preserve game, to protect it from extermination.
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     Syn: To keep; save; secure; uphold; sustain; defend; spare;
          protect; guard; shield. See Keep.
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