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conserve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Environment & waste
conservecon‧serve1 /kənˈsɜːv $ -ɜːrv/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PROTECTto protect something and prevent it from changing or being damaged syn preserve, → conservation 🔊 We must conserve our woodlands for future generations. 🔊 efforts to conserve fish stocks2 SGESAVE something TO USE LATERto use as little water, energy etc as possible so that it is not wastedconservation 🔊 the need to conserve energy
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conserveThe structure makes clear why certain residues are highly conserved.A great deal of money has been spent conserving a block of less-than-distinguished Victorian slums and warehouses.Sleep is also a time when some animals purposely conserve energy because it would be wasteful not to do so.To be frivolous, laps are not conserved, for where does your lap go when you stand up?Recycling helps conserve natural and often limited resources.It is axiomatic that traditional agricultural management of the uplands has maintained and conserved these landscapes and their wildlife.Conclusion Data archiving is essential to conserve very expensive resources.As expected, rural residents will value and conserve water if they pay for it.As a way of conserving water, people were not allowed to use hosepipes or wash their cars.Everyone needs to make efforts to conserve water.Try and rest frequently to conserve your energy.
Related topics: Food
conservecon‧serve2 /ˈkɒnsɜːv $ ˈkɑːnsɜːrv/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 DFfruit that is preserved by being cooked with sugar syn jam 🔊 strawberry conserve
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conserveFrom them, mixed with redcurrants and blackcurrants, Victorine produced a notable conserve.
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Verb table
conserve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconserve
he, she, itconserves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconserved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave conserved
he, she, ithas conserved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad conserved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill conserve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have conserved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam conserving
he, she, itis conserving
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you, we, theyare conserving
Past
I, he, she, itwas conserving
you, we, theywere conserving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been conserving
he, she, ithas been conserving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been conserving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be conserving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been conserving
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