Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Contingent Subservience

670. Preservation.

   NOUN:PRESERVATION; safe-keeping; conservation (storage) [See Store]; maintenance, support, sustentation [rare], conservatism; economy; vis conervatrix [L.]; salvation (deliverance) [See Deliverance].
  [MEANS OF PRESERVATION] prophylaxis; preserver, preservative; hygiastics, hygiantics [both rare]; hygiene, hygienics; cover, drugget; cordon sanitaire [F.]; ensilage; dehydration, anhydration, evaporation; drying, putting up, canning, pickling; tinned goods [chiefly Brit.], canned goods; kyanization.
   VERB:PRESERVE, maintain, keep, sustain, support; keep -up, – alive; not willingly let die; nurse; cure (restore) [See Restoration]; save, rescue; be -, make- safe [See Safety]; take care of (care) [See Care]; guard (defend) [See Defense]; bank, bank up, shore up.
  embalm, dry, cure, salt, pickle, season, kyanize, bottle, pot, tin [chiefly Brit.], can; dehydrate, anhydrate, evaporate; husband (store) [See Store].
  HOLD ONE’S OWN; stare super antiquas vias [Bacon]; hold -, stand- one’s ground (resist) [See Resistance].
   ADJECTIVE:PRESERVING &c. v.; conservative; prophylactic; preservatory, preservative; hygienic.
  PRESERVED &c. v.; unimpaired, unbroken, uninjured, unhurt, unsinged, unmarred; safe, – and sound; intact, with a whole skin, without a scratch.
  1. Nolumus leges Angliæ mutari.
  2. Thrift, thrift, Horatio.—Hamlet
  3. The back door robs the house.—Herbert
  4. A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tomorrows.—Wordsworth