1 keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process"
2 keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "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" [syn: preserve, maintain, keep up]
3 use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit" [syn: husband, economize, economise] [ant: waste]
4 preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
- kŏn'sû(r)v, /ˈkɒnsɜː(r)v/, /"kQns3:(r)v/
EtymologyFrom Old French conserver, from conservare to keep, preserve from com- intensive prefix + servare keep watch, maintain (see also observe).
- kən-sû(r)v', /kənˈsɜː(r)v/, /k@n"s3:(r)v/
- To save for later use.
- To protect an environment.
- Japanese: 節約する (setsuyaku suru)
- Japanese: 保存する (hozon suru)
translations to be checked
- French: conserver
- canned foods
- Form of conserver
- Plural of conserva
Conservation may refer to:
- Conservation movement, a movement seeking to protect plants, animals and their habitats
- Conservation ethic, an ethic of resource use, allocation, exploitation, and protection
- Energy conservation, the reduction of non-renewable energy consumption
- Habitat conservation
- Water conservation
- Wildlife management, multidisciplinary practices, including conservation of species and their habitats
- Conservation authority
- Marine conservation, the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas
- Soil conservation
- Conservation biology, the science of the protection and management of biodiversity
- Conservation (botany), a procedure for nomenclature
- Conservation (genetics), related to homologous proteins amongst various phyla
- Conservation laws, a set of laws in physics
- Conservation (psychology), learning development of logical thinking, according to Jean Piaget
- Food conservation
conserve in Czech: Konzervace
conserve in Danish: Fredning
conserve in French: Conservation
conserve in Korean: 보존
conserve in Dutch: Conservering
conserve in Vietnamese: Bảo tồn
conserve in Turkish: Konservasyon
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