Synonyms and Antonyms of conservation

  1. 1 the careful maintaining and protection of something valuable especially in its natural or original state <everyone has a duty to aid in the conservation of our nation's wilderness areas> Synonyms conservancy, preservation, sustentation Related Words care, maintenance, upkeep; salvation, saving; defense, guardianship, guarding, keeping, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping; economy, husbandry, management Near Antonyms dereliction, ignoring, neglect, squandering, waste; destruction, ruin; damage, harm, hurt, injury

  2. 2 the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition <the conservation of the nation's monuments and memorials> Synonyms care and feeding, maintenance, conserving, keep, preservation, preserving, sustentation, upkeepRelated Words conservancy; support, sustaining; care, custody, guardianship; defense, guarding, protection, safeguarding, safekeepingNear Antonyms dereliction, disregard, ignoring, inattention, neglect, negligence; damage, demolition, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, ruin, ruination

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