instinct of self-preservation


instinct of self-preservation
See self-preservation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • self-preservation — self preser vation n [U] protection of yourself and your own life in a threatening or dangerous situation ▪ the instinct for self preservation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-preservation — noun (U) protection of yourself in a threatening or dangerous situation: the instinct for self preservation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-preservation — [self′prez΄ər vā′shən] n. 1. preservation of oneself from danger, injury, or death 2. the urge to preserve oneself, regarded as an instinct …   English World dictionary

  • Self preservation — is part of an animal s instinct that demands that the organism survives. Pain and fear are parts of this mechanism. Pain causes discomfort so that the organism is inclined to stop the pain. Fear causes the organism to seek safety and may cause a… …   Wikipedia

  • self-preservation — ► NOUN ▪ the protection of oneself from harm or death, regarded as a basic instinct in human beings and animals …   English terms dictionary

  • self-preservation — /ˌsɛlf prɛzəˈveɪʃən/ (say .self prezuh vayshuhn) noun 1. preservation of oneself from harm or destruction. –phrase 2. instinct of (or for) self preservation, an intuitive response thought to be instinctive in animals, which prompts whichever… …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-preservation — noun Self preservation is used before these nouns: ↑instinct …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-preservation — The instinct of protecting one s self against danger. The desire to live; the instinct which generally prompts men to acts of care and caution when approaching or in the presence of danger. Wabash R. Co. v De Tar (CA8 Iowa) 141 F 932. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • self-preservation — n. 1 the preservation of one s own life, safety, etc. 2 this as a basic instinct of human beings and animals …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-preservation — noun the protection of oneself from harm or death, especially regarded as a basic instinct in human beings and animals …   English new terms dictionary


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