Definition of


  1. (noun, food) fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  2. (verb, stative) keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
  3. (verb, possession) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    The old lady could not keep up the building
    children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts
  4. (verb, possession) use cautiously and frugally
    conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  5. (verb, change) preserve with sugar

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Antonyms of Conserve


Origin of the word Conserve

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. conserver, from L. conservare "to keep, preserve," from com- intens. prefix + servare "keep watch, maintain" (see observe). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Conserve

chemisorb, congreve, conjure up, cosmography, cyano group, cymograph

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