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conserve


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conserve  \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 
  protect. 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conserve  \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. 
  --Tatler. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  medicinal  confection  made  of  freshly  gathered 
  vegetable  substances  mixed  with  finely  powdered  refined 
  sugar.  See  {Confection}. 
 
  3.  A  conservatory.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conserve 
  n  :  fruit  preserved  by  cooking  with  sugar  [syn:  {preserve},  {conserves}, 
  {preserves}] 
  v  1:  to  keep  up  and  reserve  for  personal  or  special  use:  "save 
  something  in  case  you  hit  trouble."  [syn:  {save},  {preserve}] 
  2:  use  cautiously  and  frugally  [syn:  {husband},  {economize},  {economise}] 
  [ant:  {waste}] 




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