Conserve vs Conservate - What's the difference?

conserve | conservate |

As verbs the difference between conserve and conservate

is that conserve is to save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative while conservate is (dated|transitive) to conserve.

As a noun conserve

is wilderness where human development is prohibited.




(en noun)
  • Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  • A jam or thick syrup made from fruit.
  • * Tatler
  • I shall study broths, plasters, and conserves , till from a fine lady I become a notable woman.
  • (obsolete) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar.
  • (obsolete) A conservatory.
  • (Evelyn)


  • To save for later use, sometimes by the use of a preservative.
  • to conserve fruits with sugar
  • * Strype
  • the amity which they meant to conserve and maintain with the emperor
  • To protect an environment.
  • (physics, chemistry, intransitive) To remain unchanged during a process
  • Derived terms

    * conservation * conservative * conservatory


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  • (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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