conserve Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"conserve" in British English

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conserveverb [T]

uk   /kənˈsɜːv/  us   /-ˈsɝːv/
to ​keep and ​protect something from ​damage, ​change, or ​waste: To conserve ​electricity, we are ​cutting down on ​ourheating. The ​nationalists are very ​eager to conserve ​theircustoms and ​language. I'm not being ​lazy - I'm just conserving my energy/​strength for ​later.

conservenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sɜːv/  us   /ˈkɑːn.sɝːv/ formal
a ​type of ​jam in which the ​fruit is ​whole or in ​largepieces: apricot/​strawberry conserve
(Definition of conserve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conserve" in American English

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conserveverb [T]

 us   /kənˈsɜrv/
to ​keep and ​protect from ​waste, ​loss, or ​damage; ​preserve: In ​order to conserve ​fuel, they put in ​extrainsulation.
(Definition of conserve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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