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conserve

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verb con·serve \kən-ˈsərv\

Definition of conserve

conserved

conserving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to keep in a safe or sound state <he conserved his inheritance>; especially :  to avoid wasteful or destructive use of <conserve natural resources>

  3. 2 :  to preserve with sugar

  4. 3 :  to maintain (a quantity) constant during a process of chemical, physical, or evolutionary change <conserved DNA sequences>

conserver

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Examples of conserve in a sentence

  1. With so little rain, everyone had to conserve water.

  2. We need to conserve our natural resources.

  3. Don't run around too much—you need to conserve your strength.



Origin and Etymology of conserve

Middle English, from Middle French conserver, from Latin conservare, from com- + servare to keep, guard, observe; akin to Avestan haurvaiti he guards


First Known Use: 14th century


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conserve

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noun con·serve \ˈkän-ˌsərv\

Simple Definition of conserve

  • : a sweet food made by cooking pieces of fruit with sugar

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conserve

  1. 1 :  sweetmeat; especially :  a candied fruit

  2. 2 :  preserve; specifically :  one prepared from a mixture of fruits

15th Century

First Known Use of conserve

15th century


CONSERVE Defined for Kids

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conserve

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verb con·serve \kən-ˈsərv\

Definition of conserve for Students

conserved

conserving

  1. 1 :  to prevent the waste of <Close the window to conserve heat.>

  2. 2 :  to keep in a safe condition :  save <We must conserve our forests.>




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conserve

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noun con·serve \ˈkän-ˌsərv\

Definition of conserve for Students

  1. :  a rich fruit preserve




Medical Dictionary

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conserve

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noun con·serve \ˈkän-ˌsərv\

Medical Definition of conserve

  1. :  an obsolete medicinal preparation made by mixing undried vegetable drugs with sufficient powdered sugar to form a soft mass—compare confection




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conserve

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transitive verb con·serve \kən-ˈsərv\

Medical Definition of conserve

conserved

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conserving

  1. :  to maintain (a quantity) constant during a process of chemical, physical, or evolutionary change <a DNA sequence that has been conserved>





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