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[wel-pri-zurvd] /ˈwɛl prɪˈzɜrvd/
having been maintained in good condition; preserving a good or healthy appearance:
a well-preserved manuscript; a well-preserved elderly couple.
Origin of well-preserved
1850-55 Unabridged
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  • Three of the basins are well-preserved and remain visible today.
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  • 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


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