verb (used with object), con·served, con·serv·ing.
Origin of conserve
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
verb (kənˈsɜːv) (tr)
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːv, kənˈsɜːv)
Word Origin for conserve
late 14c., from Old French conserver (9c.), from Latin conservare "to keep, preserve, keep intact, guard," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + servare "keep watch, maintain" (see observe). Related: Conserved; conserving. As a noun (often conserves) from late 14c.