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preserve someone or something against something

to guard or protect someone or something against something. (Stilted or old-fashioned in reference to people.) I hope that the vaccine will preserve us against influenza. There is nothing in the jam to preserve it against spoilage.
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preserve someone or something from someone or something

to protect or guard someone or something from someone or something. Please help preserve our people from the attacks of our enemies. Is there any way to preserve my skin against the harmful rays of the sun?
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preserve something for someone or something

to save, maintain, or protect something for someone or some thing. Try to preserve some of these memories for your grandchildren. We learned how to preserve leaves for future reference.
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well preserved

Aging gracefully, still in good condition, as in I can't believe she's 65; she's certainly well preserved. [Mid-1800s]
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also pickled.) He drank a quart of vodka and is totally preserved.
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rossii in the winter diet appeared to be the basis of the winter diet's superior preservability.
It is pertinent to mention that supplementation of vitamin C and E in milk based extenders failed to improve the preservability of bovine semen (Beconi et al.
This result may be attributed to the administration of a betaine diet to laying hens having induced an increase in the secretion of blood IGFBP-3, which consequently extended the half-life of blood IGF-I and increased preservability, enhancing the growth of laying hens and liver tissue differentiation.
In conclusion, glucose supplementation improved the preservability of Nili-Ravi buffalo bull spermatozoa in skim milk diluter at 5oC.
Cysteine addition in extender improved the preservability of Indian (Murrah), Egyptian and Italian buffalo bull sperm (Singh et al.
In conclusion, addition of 5mM and 10mM fructose in skim milk extender improved the preservability of buffalo bull semen stored at 5oC.