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v. con·served, con·serv·ing, con·serves
a. To protect from loss or harm; preserve: calls to conserve our national heritage in the face of bewildering change.
b. To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste: kept the thermostat lower to conserve energy.
2. To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
3. To preserve (fruits) with sugar.
To economize: tried to conserve on fuel during the long winter.
n. (kŏn′sûrv′)
A jam made of fruits stewed in sugar.

[Middle English conserven, from Old French conserver, from Latin cōnservāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + servāre, to preserve; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

con·serv′a·ble adj.
con·serv′er n.
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Adj.1.conserved - protected from harm or loss
preserved - kept intact or in a particular condition
References in classic literature ?
It needed to be conserved, drilled, educated, popularized.
Thus it came about that the telephone business was created by Vail, conserved by Hudson, expanded by Fish, and is now in process of being consolidated by Vail.
They have been artificially conserved by those strange accidental conditions.
For this reason she conserved her energies and her voice until she could see that they had approached near enough to the camp to attract the succor she craved.
Michael was not slow to learn it, as he conserved his own feet among the countless thousands of leather- shod feet of men, ever hurrying, always unregarding of the existence and right of way of a lowly, four-legged Irish terrier.
The old, wanteth the good man, and that the old should be conserved.
Since 1991, the Georgia/Alabama office of The Trust for Public Land has conserved important sites from the coast to the mountains and many places in between, including nearly 18,000 acres along the Chattahoochee River, new parks along the Atlanta BeltLine, and dozens of historically significant properties.
Through the efforts of communities and the direct service of AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, the ultimate hope is to increase the amount of land and habitat conserved, protect and enhance water quality, promote local food and agriculture, and support energy conservation throughout the region (AmeriCorps Project Conserve, 2013).
But only a small portion of the conserved DNA is translated to produce proteins.
The most promising approaches are based on antibodies specific for the relatively conserved ectodomain of matrix protein 2 and the intersubunit region of hemagglutinin.
From watershed protection to long-term employment and ecological buffers, well-managed private forests can be conserved and supported via working forest conservation easements, the sale of carbon credits, species-specific mitigation banking, and other market-based incentive efforts.
By comparing protein interaction networks of two different species or even within species, we can identify pathways and complexes that have been conserved over evolution.