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Noun: conserve  'kón,surv [N. Amer], kun'surv [Brit]
  1. Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    - preserve, conserves, preserves
Verb: conserve  'kón,surv [N. Amer], kun'surv [Brit]
  1. Keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    "Energy is conserved in this process"
  2. Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts";
    - preserve, maintain, keep up
  3. Use cautiously and frugally
    "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit";
    - husband, economize, economise [Brit]
  4. (cooking) preserve with sugar
    "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"

Derived forms: conserved, conserves, conserving

Type of: confiture, hold, keep, maintain, preserve, save

Antonym: waste

Encyclopedia: Conserve