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preservative

[pri′zər·vəd·iv]
(materials)
A chemical added to foodstuffs to prevent oxidation, fermentation, or other deterioration, usually by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Preservative

A substance that inhibits decay, infection, or attack by fungi and insects in timber.

preservative

1. A product, such as creosote, used to make wood waterproof or immune against attack by insects, etc.
2. A protective coating on a metal surface.
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A design space model for preservative optimization, developed for synthetic preservatives, may be applicable for natural ingredients-based cosmetic preservatives.
Therefore, Troy tests its preservatives to cover as many potential eventualities as possible for the benefit of coatings manufacturers.
Hindley added that formulators need preservatives that are as sustainable as possible, as future-proof as possible and as free of controversy as possible.
As shampoos and conditioners have high water and oxygen content, the use of either natural or synthetic preservatives is recommended in their composition.
Processed meats, including sausage, ham, salami, bacon, and hot dogs, contain preservatives that have been linked with potentially harmful effects.
Preservatives also can help protect health by decreasing the risk of food-borne illness caused by microorganisms in food, and by lowering oxidation in the body, which may occur as a result of ingredients in foods that become oxidized (or rancid).
To use Method 20, apply a preservative coating to the item and, in some cases, add a greaseproof wrap.
Commonly used natural preservatives are tocopherols such as vitamin E and its derivatives.
These posts were cut to 650 mm in length and used as specimens for preservative treatment with CA-B.
Urine Culture Transport Tubes: Effect of Sample Volume on Bacterial Toxicity of the Preservative.
Among the most commonly used preservatives in the conservation of liquid pharmaceutical preparations are sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and methyl hydroxybenzoate (methylparaben).