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well-preserved

[wel-pri-zurvd] /ˈwɛl prɪˈzɜrvd/
adjective
1.
having been maintained in good condition; preserving a good or healthy appearance:
a well-preserved manuscript; a well-preserved elderly couple.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples for well-preserved
  • Three of the basins are well-preserved and remain visible today.
  • Every well-preserved new dinosaur species tells us something.
  • The discovery suggests that many other fossil bones may contain well-preserved remnants of bone marrow, the scientists say.
  • The fish's remarkably well-preserved soft tissues include bundles of muscle cells, blood vessels, and nerve cells.
  • Our goal is to find a well-preserved mummy to gain clues into this incredible form of mummification in the tropics.
  • There is a well-preserved downtown and many unique boutique shops and restaurants.
  • well-preserved buildings fill the streets of this picturesque town.
  • The park has several well-preserved historical rifle pits and two forts.
  • The tourist town has an abundance of well-preserved historic buildings.
  • Four years ago, a gold prospector found a large, unusually shaped spear point and a well-preserved wooden harpoon on that spot.
British Dictionary definitions for well-preserved

well-preserved

adjective (well preserved when postpositive)
1.
kept in a good condition
2.
continuing to appear youthful she was a well-preserved old lady
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