Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to conserved: Conserved sequence


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conserved - protected from harm or loss
preserved - kept intact or in a particular condition
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
The old, wanteth the good man, and that the old should be conserved.
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.
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.
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.
A recent report claims that these sequences have been conserved through hundreds of millions of years of evolution, a fact that suggests they may perform important roles and are worthy of future study.
Molecular characterization of the virus was done by using polymerase chain reaction amplification, cloning, and DNA sequencing of conserved orthopoxvirus genes such as the vaccinia growth factor (VGF), thymidine kinase (TK), and hemagglutinin.
The CYP superfamily of genes is conserved across kingdoms, from the bacteria, plants, and fungi to the higher eukaryotes.
The first 8 to 13 nucleotide bases at the 3' ends of all three RNA segments have a sequence that is conserved in the viruses of this genus, with a complementary consensus sequence occurring at the 5' end; the ends of the segments are noncovalently linked so that the RNA occurs in a loosely bound circular configuration within the nucleocapsids (11).
After restoration of canal water and stoppage of WASA connections, more than 11.3 million gallon water was conserved on daily basis, he added.
The participants were also informed how the western part of the picture wall was conserved and how the walls documentation was done in 2015 and 2016.
Austin, TX, March 07, 2019 --( The new study, produced by Siglo Group in partnership with the Texas Land Trust Council, quantifies the value of lands and conservation easements that have been conserved by or with assistance from the Texas land trust community.