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Definition of conserve
protect (something, especially an environmentally or culturally important place or thing) from harm or destruction:the funds raised will help conserve endangered meadowlands prevent the wasteful or harmful overuse of (a resource):industry should conserve more water Physics maintain (a quantity such as energy or mass) at a constant overall total.
(usually be conserved
) Biochemistry retain (a particular amino acid, nucleotide, or sequence of these) unchanged in different protein or DNA molecules.
preserve (food, typically fruit) with sugar.
a sweet food made by preserving fruit with sugar; jam.