Meaning of “conserve” in the English Dictionary

"conserve" in British English

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conserveverb [ T ]

uk /kənˈsɜːv/ us /kənˈsɝːv/

conservenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɒn.sɜːv/ us /ˈkɑːn.sɝːv/ formal

a type of jam in which the fruit is whole or in large pieces:

(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 extra insulation.

(Definition of “conserve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)