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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of conserve.
  • adj. Of or relating to something to which conservation has been applied; saved from being wasted

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. protected from harm or loss


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  • Genomes do apparently have the ability to file whole sections of 'apparently useless' DNA in conserved regions, or file them where they're likely to accumulate substitution mutations, or excise them completely and toss them out with the trash.

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  • The French-Canadian by his origin and traditions which he has faithfully conserved, is a gentleman, though he may be a poor man.

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  • For each interaction or change the total matter and energy is conserved, that is, we end up with the same amount of matter-energy we started with, so scarcity becomes a rather odd idea ...

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  • Much of the molecular machinery underlying species as varied as flies and humans might therefore be conserved, which is why the lowly fruit fly makes a worthy model for understanding human beings, even such complex behaviors as aggression. Top Stories

  • Conservation shifts the demand curve for oil leftward, reducing the equilibrium quantity - not as much as the the amount "conserved", but some nevertheless.

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  • Every mutation that happened between the ancestor and the mouse in the "conserved" regions had to have the majority of mutations rejected.

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  • In fact, what is "conserved" now is really classical liberalism.

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  • TNC "conserved" land stays on the tax rolls at reduced values.

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  • If they'd been found in the '60s they might have been "conserved" or "restored" and nearly destroyed by now.

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  • By encouraging the use of traditional medicinal plants with proven values such plants (and knowledge) are "conserved" for future generations.

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