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noun preserve pronunciation in British English /prɪˈzɜː(r)v/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] formal a place or activity that is considered to belong to a particular person or group

    Originally an all-male preserve, the club now has 20 female members.

    Sailing is increasingly popular, and no longer the preserve of the rich.

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet food made by boiling fruit and sugar together. A more usual word is jam.
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  3. 3
    [countable] American a plant or animal reserve


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