unconserved

conserve

[v. kuhn-surv; n. kon-surv, kuhn-surv]
verb (used with object), conserved, conserving.
1.
to prevent injury, decay, waste, or loss of: Conserve your strength for the race.
2.
to use or manage (natural resources) wisely; preserve; save: Conserve the woodlands.
3.
Physics, Chemistry. to hold (a property) constant during an interaction or process: the interaction conserved linear momentum.
4.
to preserve (fruit) by cooking with sugar or syrup.
noun
5.
Often, conserves. a mixture of several fruits cooked to jamlike consistency with sugar and often garnished with nuts and raisins.

Origin:
1325–75; (v.) Middle English < Latin conservāre to save, preserve, equivalent to con- con- + servāre to watch over, guard (akin to servus slave, servīre to serve); (noun) Middle English < Middle French conserve, noun derivative of conserver < Latin, as above

conserver, noun
nonconserving, adjective, noun
self-conserving, adjective
unconserved, adjective
unconserving, adjective
well-conserved, adjective


2. husband, safeguard.
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conserve
 
vb
1.  to keep or protect from harm, decay, loss, etc
2.  to preserve (a foodstuff, esp fruit) with sugar
 
n
3.  a preparation of fruit in sugar, similar to jam but usually containing whole pieces of fruit
 
[(vb) C14: from Latin conservāre to keep safe, from servāre to save, protect; (n) C14: from Medieval Latin conserva, from Latin conservāre]
 
con'servable
 
adj
 
con'server
 
n

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conserve
late 14c., from O.Fr. conserver, from L. conservare "to keep, preserve," from com- intens. prefix + servare "keep watch, maintain" (see observe).
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