What does the word preservative mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • That which serves or tends to preserve.

  • Part of speech: adjective, noun

  • Preservatory.

Usage examples for preservative

  1. Powdered arsenic or some other preservative should be put in the body of the larva with the cotton used in stuffing it, and the slit closed by a few stitches, when the larva may be dried and mounted on a twig or leaf. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. But Yorkville was at last decided on, an appellation preservative in part of the name just discarded in 1834 by Toronto. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding