|1.||[ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use|
|Synonyms:||maintain save preserve keep_up|
: "save something in case you hit trouble."
|Related terms:||keep keep record hold_the_line embalm plastinate care conservation|
|2.||[ verb ] (food) preserve with sugar|
"Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
|Related terms:||preserve cooking|
|3.||[ verb ] use cautiously and frugally|
|Synonyms:||economize economise husband|
"I try to economize my spare time" "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
|Related terms:||waste save preserve save retrench economy economy economizer|
|4.||[ verb ] keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change|
"Energy is conserved in this process"
|Related terms:||keep conservation|
|5.||[ noun ] (food) fruit preserved by cooking with sugar|
|Synonyms:||conserves preserves preserve|
|Related terms:||confiture jam jelly marmalade apple_butter lemon_cheese chowchow preserve|