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conservatoire | conservator | conservator-ward relation | conservatory | conservatrix | conserve | conserved | conserver | conserves | conserving | consider


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


conservev. t. [F. conserver, L. conservare; con- + servare to keep, guard. See Serve.].
  •  To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.  [1913 Webster]
    "The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.  [1913 Webster]
conserven. [F. conserve, fr. conserver.].
  •  Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A conservatory.  Evelyn.  [1913 Webster]


conserve, v. & n.
1 store up; keep from harm or damage, esp. for later use.
2 Physics maintain a quantity of (heat etc.).
3 preserve (food, esp. fruit), usu. with sugar.
--n. also 1 fruit etc. preserved in sugar.
2 fresh fruit jam.

ME f. OF conserver f. L conservare (as com-, servare keep)



Jell-O, attend to, baby-sit, blancmange, candy, care for, chaperon, cherish, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, copyright, foster, frosting, gelatin, glaze, guard, hold back, hold on to, honey, husband, icing, jam, jelly, keep, keep alive, keep back, keep by one, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep on hand, keep safe, keep up, keep watch over, lay by, look after, look out for, look to, maintain, marmalade, matronize, meringue, mind, minister to, mother, mousse, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up, not waste, nurse, nurture, patent, preserve, protect, protege, provide for, put apart, put aside, put by, register, reserve, retain, ride herd on, save, save up, see after, see to, set apart, set aside, set by, shepherd, spare, support, sustain, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, take care of, take charge of, tend, tutti-frutti, uphold, watch, watch out for, watch over, whipped cream, withhold




N sweetness, dulcitude, sugar, syrup, treacle, molasses, honey, manna, confection, confectionary, sweets, grocery, conserve, preserve, confiture, jam, julep, sugar-candy, sugar-plum, licorice, marmalade, plum, lollipop, bonbon, jujube, comfit, sweetmeat, apple butter, caramel, damson, glucose, maple sirup, maple syrup, maple sugar, mithai, sorghum, taffy, nectar, hydromel, mead, meade, metheglin, honeysuckle, liqueur, sweet wine, aperitif, sugar cane, sugar beets, desert, pastry, pie, cake, candy, ice cream, tart, puff, pudding (food), dulcification, dulcoration, sweetener, corn syrup, cane sugar, refined sugar, beet sugar, dextrose, artificial sweetener, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, Sweet'N Low, sweet, saccharine, sacchariferous, dulcet, candied, honied, luscious, lush, nectarious, melliferous, sweetened, sweet as a nut, sweet as sugar, sweet as honey, sickly sweet, eau sucr_ee, sweets to the sweet.

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