• enPR: kŏn'sû(r)v, IPA: /ˈkɒnsɜː(ɹ)v/
  • enPR: kən-sû(r)v', IPA: /kənˈsɜː(ɹ)v/

conserve (plural conserves)

  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
    • I shall […] study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
  3. (obsolete) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar.
  4. (obsolete) A conservatory.
  • Portuguese: reserva
  • Spanish: parque nacional

conserve (conserves, present participle conserving; past and past participle conserved)

  1. (transitive) To save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative.
    to conserve fruits with sugar
    • the amity which […] they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor
  2. (transitive) To protect an environment.
  3. (physics, chemistry, intransitive) To remain unchanged during a process
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