Conserve meaning

kən-sûrv
A jam made of fruits stewed in sugar.
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To keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; save.
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Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
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To make (fruit) into preserves.
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A kind of jam made of two or more fruits, often with nuts or raisins added.
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A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
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To save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative.

To conserve fruits with sugar.

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To protect an environment.
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(physics, chemistry, intransitive) To remain unchanged during a process.
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Conserve means to protect or save, or to make fruit into preserves.

An example of conserve is to turn off the lights to save energy.

An example of conserve is to turn strawberries into chunky jam.

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To economize.

Tried to conserve on fuel during the long winter.

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The definition of a conserve is a jam made with multiple fruits and nuts or raisins.

An example of a conserve is a jam of strawberries, apples and peanuts.

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To preserve (fruits) with sugar.
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To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
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Origin of conserve

  • Middle English conserven from Old French conserver from Latin cōnservāre com- intensive pref. com– servāre to preserve ser-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conserver, from Latin conservare (“to keep, preserve”), from com- (intensive prefix) + servo (“keep watch, maintain”). See also observe.

    From Wiktionary