Conserve

Definition of Conserve

Con`serve´
v. t.1.To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
[imp. & p. p. Conserved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conserving.]
The amity which . . . they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor.
- Strype.
2.To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
n.1.Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.
I shall . . . study broths, plasters, and conserves, till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
- Tatler.
2.(Med.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.
3.A conservatory.

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