(kənˈsɜːvəˌtaɪz) or


to make or become conservative
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(kənˈsɜr vəˌtaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to make or become conservative.
con•serv`a•ti•za′tion, n.
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