[verb kuh n-surv; noun kon-surv, kuh n-surv]
- to prevent injury, decay, waste, or loss of: Conserve your strength for the race.
- to use or manage (natural resources) wisely; preserve; save: Conserve the woodlands.
- Physics, Chemistry. to hold (a property) constant during an interaction or process: the interaction conserved linear momentum.
- to preserve (fruit) by cooking with sugar or syrup.
- Often conserves. a mixture of several fruits cooked to jamlike consistency with sugar and often garnished with nuts and raisins.
Origin of conserve
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2. husband, safeguard.
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Examples from the Web for well-conserved
I remember Mademoiselle de l'Enclos at a much greater age than mine, quite fresh and well-conserved.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
- to keep or protect from harm, decay, loss, etc
- to preserve (a foodstuff, esp fruit) with sugar
- a preparation of fruit in sugar, similar to jam but usually containing whole pieces of fruit
(vb) C14: from Latin conservāre to keep safe, from servāre to save, protect; (n) C14: from Medieval Latin conserva, from Latin conservāre
Word Origin and History for well-conserved
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