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Definition of conserve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    conserve

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kənˈsərv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conserve
     
    he / she / it conserves
     
    past simple conserved
     
    -ing form conserving
     
     
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  1. 1conserve something to use as little of something as possible so that it lasts a long time Help to conserve energy by insulating your home.
  2. 2conserve something to protect something and prevent it from being changed or destroyed new laws to conserve wildlife in the area see also conservation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conserve

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