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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·ser·va·tive /prɪˈzɝvətɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·ser·va·tive /prɪˈzɝvətɪv/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·serv·a·tive a.  Having the power or quality of preserving; tending to preserve, or to keep from injury, decay, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·serv·a·tive, n. That which preserves, or has the power of preserving; a presevative agent.
    To wear tablets as preservatives against the plague.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending or having the power to preserve; "the timbers should
            be treated with a preservative"
      n : a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay
          or decomposition