conserve: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.kun-sûrv'n.kon'sûrv, kun-sûrv'), [key]
— v., n. -served, -serv•ing,
  1. to prevent injury, decay, waste, or loss of: Conserve your strength for the race.
  2. to use or manage (natural resources) wisely; preserve; save: Conserve the woodlands.
  3. to hold (a property) constant during an interaction or process: the interaction conserved linear momentum.
  4. to preserve (fruit) by cooking with sugar or syrup.
  1. Often,a mixture of several fruits cooked to jamlike consistency with sugar and often garnished with nuts and raisins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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