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Definitions of conserve

  1. preserved or candied fruit The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fruit preserved by cooking with sugar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A conservatory. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To preserve from injury or destruction; to preserve with sugar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A preparation made by covering a fresh drug with sugar to extract its virtues or by triturating a fresh drug to make a soft mass. Now used synonymously with confection. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. A mass mixed with sugar. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. To keep entire: to retain: to preserve: to preserve in sugar: to pickle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. CONSERVER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Something preserved, as fruits in sugar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. CONSERVABLE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Fruit preserved in sugar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To keep entire; preserve; retain; preserve in sugar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To keep from loss, decay, or injury; preserve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A sweetmeat made of fresh fruits, and beat into a uniform mass with fine sugar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To keep entire or in a sound state; to preserve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Fruit crushed and preserved among sugar; jam; any fruit or vegetable preserved by sugar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To keep in sound or safe state; to defend from injury; to preserve fruits, &c., by means of sugar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. kon-s[.e]rv', v.t. to keep entire: to retain: to preserve: (obs.) to preserve in sugar.--n. something preserved, as fruits in sugar.--adj. CONSER'VABLE.--n. CONSER'VANCY, a court having authority to preserve the fisheries, &c., on a river: the act of preserving.--p.adj. CONSER'VANT.--n. CONSERV[=A]'TION, the act of conserving: the keeping entire.--adj. CONSERV[=A]'TIONAL.--n. CONSER'VATISM, the opinions and principles of a Conservative.--adj. CONSER'VATIVE, tending or having power to conserve.--n. (politics) one who desires to preserve the institutions of his country against innovation and change: one averse to change and progress.--ns. CONSER'VATIVENESS; CONSERVATOIRE (kon-ser-va-twär'), CONSERVAT[=O]'RIUM, a name given by the Italians to schools instituted for the purpose of advancing the study of music and maintaining its purity; CON'SERV[=A]TOR, one who preserves from injury or violation: a guardian, custodian:--fem. CONSER'VATRIX; CONSER'VATORSHIP; CONSER'VATORY, a storehouse: a greenhouse or place in which exotic plants are kept: a school of music.--adj. preservative.--n. CONSER'VER.--CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, the law that the total amount of energy in a material system cannot be varied, provided the system neither parts with energy to other bodies nor receives it from them; CONSERVATION OF MATTER, the experimentally ascertained fact that no process at the command of man can either destroy or create even a single particle of matter.--CONSERVATORS OF THE PEACE, a title usually applied to knights elected in each shire, from the 12th century onwards, for the conservation of the peace. [L. conserv[=a]re--con, together, and serv[=a]re, to keep.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Conserva, see Confectio- c. dAche, Conserva de apio graveolente- c. of Aloes, Conserva pruni sylvestris- c. of Lemon scurvy grass, Conserva cochleariae hortensis- c. of Mint, Conserva menthae- c. of Orange, Confetio aurantiorum- c. of Roses (red), Confectio rosae gallicae- c. of Smallage, Conserva de apio graveolente- c. of Woodsorrel, Conserva lujulae- c. of Wormwood, Conserva absinthii. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  28. A preparation consisting of vegetable substances preserved with dry sugar. na
  29. (usu. pl.). Confection, preserve. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Keep from harm, decay, or loss. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. A confection, electuary, or medicated sweetmeat. American pocket medical dictionary.
  32. A preparation formerly made by covering fresh drugs with a layer of sugar, and afterward, by beating fresh vegetable substances with sufficient sugar into a uniform mass. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. n. Any thing which is conserved; —a sweetmeat made of fruit, &c., prepared with sugar. Cabinet Dictionary
  34. A sweetmeat made of the juices of fruit boiled with sugar. Complete Dictionary

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