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self-preservation

[self-prez-er-vey-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
preservation of oneself from harm or destruction.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
Related forms
self-preserving, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-preserving

self-preservation

noun
1.
the preservation of oneself from danger or injury, esp as a basic instinct
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Word Origin and History for self-preserving

self-preservation

n.

1610s, from self- + preservation. First attested in Donne.

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