Definition of Preservative:

  1. Acting to preserve something.

  2. Chemical added to a food or material to prevent (for a reasonable time) the growth of microorganisms, or occurrence of undesirable chemical reactions (such as oxidation), that spoil it.

  3. A substance used to preserve foodstuffs, wood, or other materials against decay.

Synonyms of Preservative

Added ingredient, Addition, Extra, Add-on, Supplement, Accompaniment, Preservative, Protecting, Safeguarding, Shielding, Defensive, Safety, Precautionary, Preventive, Preventative, Covering, Backward, Brine, Conservational, Conservationist, Conservative, Conservatory, Conserving, Die-hard, Embalming fluid, Fogyish, Formaldehyde, Keeping, Nonprogressive, Old-fashioned, Old-fogyish, Old-line, Opposed to change, Preservative medium, Preservatory, Preserving, Protective, Right-wing, Salt, Saving, Standpat, Ultraconservative, Unprogressive, Vinegar

How to use Preservative in a sentence?

  1. The preservative effects of freezing.
  2. Salt has been used for centuries as a preservative.
  3. The advancement of genetically modified food has made the need of after harvest preservative s more a dying tradition than a necessary process.
  4. I did not like the food that ad a little extra preservative pumped into it, because that meant it was not good for me.
  5. You may need to use some sort of preservative in your products to make sure that they last for awhile.

Meaning of Preservative & Preservative Definition