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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·serve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conserved p. pr. & vb. n. Conserving.]
 1. To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : saving from harm or loss; "serves a conserving function"
            [syn: preserving]