Conservation vs Conservate - What's the difference?

conservation | conservate |


As a noun conservation

is the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

As a verb conservate is

(dated|transitive) to conserve.

conservation

Noun

  • The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  • Wise use of natural resources.
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  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up.
  • (biology) The discipline concerned with protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources
  • (biology) Genes and associated characteristics of biological organisms that are unchanged by evolution, for example similar or identical nucleic acid sequences or proteins in different species descended from a common ancestor
  • (culture) The protection and care of cultural heritage, including artwork and architecture, as well as historical and archaeological artifacts
  • (physics) lack of change in a measurable property of an isolated physical system (conservation of energy, mass, momentum, electric charge, subatomic particles, and fundamental symmetries)
  • Derived terms

    * anticonservation * anticonservationist * conservational

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    conservate

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    Verb

    (conservat)
  • (dated) To conserve.
  • * 1873 , Van Nostrand's engineering magazine?
  • The theory which was, and we believe is still maintained by the patentees, embraces the idea that the vitality of the animal is thus conservated and eventually conveyed to the plant per the Native Guano.
  • * 1919 , Frank Hunter Potter, The Naval Reserve?
  • When Hoover's conservating pen / Cut down our steak and sausage ration / With one accord we cried "AMEN," / And meatlessness became the fashion.
  • (nonstandard) To practice conservation.
  • * 2001 March, Matt Groening, “Birdbot of Ice-Catraz”, Futurama , season 3, episode 37
  • I'm sorry, but if it's fun in any way it's not environmentalism.... Let's conservate .

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