Definition of conserve
- He conserved his inheritance.
- conserve natural resources
- conserve our wildlife
- conserved DNA sequences
With so little rain, everyone had to conserve water.
We need to conserve our natural resources.
Don't run around too much—you need to conserve your strength.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a sweet food made by cooking pieces of fruit with sugar
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