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Meaning of CONSERVE

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânsurv, [v]kun'surv, kun'surv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  2. [v]  preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
  3. [v]  use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
  4. [v]  keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
  5. [v]  keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process"

CONSERVE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: conserves, economise, economize, husband, keep up, maintain, preserve, preserves
 Antonyms: blow, squander, waste
 See Also: apple butter, chowchow, confiture, hold, hold the line, jam, jelly, keep, keep, keep, lemon cheese, lemon curd, maintain, marmalade, preserve, preserve, retrench, save



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*serve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conserved}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Conserving}.] [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- +
    servare to keep, guard. See {Serve}.]
    1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to
             The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and
             maintain with the emperor.            --Strype.
    2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of
       preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
  2. \Con"serve\, n. [F. conserve, fr. conserver.]
    1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat
       prepared with sugar; a confection.
             I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves,
             till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
    2. (Med.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered
       vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined
       sugar. See {Confection}.
    3. A conservatory. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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