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conservancy

con·serv·an·cy

conservancy

 
pronunciation:
kn suhr vn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: conservancies
definition 1: a conserving, esp. of natural resources.
definition 2: an organization devoted to conservation of natural resources, historical buildings, or the like.
derivation: conservant (adj.)
Word Parts
The word conservancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.