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conserve definition

Overview

This page has 23 definitions of conserve with English translations in 6 languages. Conserve is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use conserve in a sentence are shown. Also define these 24 related words and terms: wilderness, jam, syrup, medicinal, confection, vegetable, sugar, conservatory, save, preservative, protect, physics, chemistry, unchanged, canned, preserve, conserver, conserva, conservus, conservar, usted, yo, él, and ella.

See also: conservé

English conserve definition

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun
  • enPR: kŏn'sû(r)v, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsɜː(ɹ)v/
  • Rhymes: -ɒnsɜː(ɹ)v
Verb

Noun

conserve (plural conserves)

  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
    • Jam definition
      A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts. (1 of 13 jam definitions)
  3. (obsolete) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar.
  4. (obsolete) A conservatory.
    • c. 1700, John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum
      water [] alwayes placed in the Conserve

Translations

Verb

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
    • 1721, John Strype, Ecclesiastical Memorials
      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
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)

Derived terms

Translations

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French conserve definition

Noun

conserve f (plural conserves)

  1. canned food, preserve
Derived terms

Verb

conserve

  1. first-person singular present indicative of conserver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of conserver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of conserver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of conserver
  5. second-person singular imperative of conserver

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Italian conserve definition

Noun

conserve f

  1. plural of conserva
    • Conserva definition
      conserve

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Latin conserve definition

Noun

cōnserve

  1. vocative singular of cōnservus
    • Conservus definition
      fellow slave or servant

Portuguese conserve definition

Verb

conserve

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of conservar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of conservar
  3. first-person singular imperative of conservar
  4. third-person singular imperative of conservar

Spanish conserve definition

Verb

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.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she