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EtymologyEdit

From Old French conserver, from Latin conservare (to keep, preserve), from com- (intensive prefix) + servo (keep watch, maintain). See also observe.

PronunciationEdit

Noun
Verb
  • enPR: kən-sû(r)v', IPA(key): /kənˈsɜː(ɹ)v/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)v

NounEdit

conserve (plural conserves)

  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
    • Tatler
      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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

conserve (third-person singular simple present conserves, present participle conserving, simple past and past participle conserved)

  1. (transitive) To save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative.
    to conserve fruits with sugar
    • Strype
      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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conserve f

  1. plural of conserva

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conserve

  1. vocative singular of conservus

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VerbEdit

conserve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conservar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conservar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conservar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conservar.