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Definition of "conserved" [conserved]

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

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