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CONSERVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conserve mean? 

CONSERVE (noun)
  The noun CONSERVE has 1 sense:

1. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

  Familiarity information: CONSERVE used as a noun is very rare.


CONSERVE (verb)
  The verb CONSERVE has 4 senses:

1. keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
2. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
3. use cautiously and frugally
4. preserve with sugar

  Familiarity information: CONSERVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSERVE (noun)


Sense 1conserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

conserve; conserves; preserves; preserve

Hypernyms ("conserve" is a kind of...):

confiture (preserved or candied fruit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conserve"):

apple butter (thick dark spicy puree of apples)

marmalade (a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits)

jelly (a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit)

lemon cheese; lemon curd (a conserve with a thick consistency; made with lemons and butter and eggs and sugar)

jam (preserve of crushed fruit)

chowchow (a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger)


CONSERVE (verb)


Sense 1conserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Energy is conserved in this process

Hypernyms (to "conserve" is one way to...):

hold; keep; maintain (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2conserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

conserve; maintain; preserve; keep up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "conserve" is one way to...):

keep (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conserve"):

embalm (preserve a dead body)

plastinate (preserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching an research purposes)

hold the line (hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3conserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use cautiously and frugally

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

husband; economize; economise; conserve

Context examples:

I try to economize my spare time / conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

Hypernyms (to "conserve" is one way to...):

preserve; save (to keep up and reserve for personal or special use)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conserve"):

retrench (tighten one's belt; use resources carefully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

waste (spend thoughtlessly; throw away)


Sense 4conserve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserve with sugar

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard

Hypernyms (to "conserve" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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