/,self prezə'veɪʃn; ,sɛlf,prɛzə`veʃən/
n [U] protection of oneself from harm or destruction; natural urge to survive 自我保护; 自身保存
*the instinct for self-preservation 自我保存的本能.
protection of yourself and your own life in a threatening or dangerous situation
the instinct for self-preservation
1. For one of the necessary conditions of preservation is quick burial, 因为保存的必要条件之一是迅速掩埋，
2. We have made a law on the preservation of wildlife. 我们制定了野生动物保护法。