Definition of conservation
- water conservation
- wildlife conservation
They are trying to raise money for conservation.
the conservation of the environment
She specializes in the conservation of furniture.
the conservation of religious shrines
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: the protection of animals, plants, and natural resources
: the careful use of natural resources (such as trees, oil, etc.) to prevent them from being lost or wasted
: the things that are done to keep works of art or things of historical importance in good condition
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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