Definitions for: Conserve

[n] fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
[v] preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
[v] use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
[v] keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "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"
[v] keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*serve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conserved; p. pr. &
vb. n. Conserving.] [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- +
servare to keep, guard. See Serve.]
1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to

The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and
maintain with the emperor. --Strype.

2. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of
preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.

Con"serve, n. [F. conserve, fr. conserver.]
1. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat
prepared with sugar; a confection.

I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves,
till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.

2. (Med.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered
vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined
sugar. See Confection.

3. A conservatory. [Obs.] --Evelyn.

Synonyms: conserves, economise, economize, husband, keep up, maintain, preserve, preserves

Antonyms: blow, squander, waste

See Also: apple butter, chowchow, confiture, hold, hold the line, jam, jelly, keep, keep, keep, lemon cheese, lemon curd, maintain, marmalade, preserve, preserve, retrench, save

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