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self-preservation

self-pres·er·va·tion

self-preservation

 
pronunciation:
self pre zr veI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of guarding or protecting oneself from injury, harm, or destruction.
definition 2: the natural instinct to survive or protect oneself from harm.
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