preserve/ prɪˈzɜrv /
verb (used with object), pre·served, pre·serv·ing.
to keep alive or in existence; make lasting:
to preserve our liberties as free citizens.
to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.
verb (used without object), pre·served, pre·serv·ing.
to preserve fruit, vegetables, etc.; make preserves.
to maintain a preserve for game or fish, especially for sport.
something that preserves.
that which is preserved.