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con·ser·va·tive

(kon-ser'vă-tiv),
Denoting treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures, as opposed to radical.
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conservative

adjective
(1) Referring to a diagnosis rendered from imaging studies or pathology that is at the lower end of a spectrum of possible diagnoses; or
(2) Referring to that which is not aggressive (e.g., conservative therapy), experimental or innovative; excessively high (e.g., conservative estimation of data); or radical (e.g., conservative surgery).
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con·ser·va·tive

(kŏn-sĕr'vă-tiv)
Denoting treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures, as opposed to radical.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

con·ser·va·tive

(kŏn-sĕr'vă-tiv)
Denoting treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures, as opposed to radical.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Birds treated conservatively were more likely to be released than were surgically treated birds (P < .001).
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You should vote accordingly, whether it is liberally or conservatively, on the issue.
Robert Snow of the Kenya Medical Research Institute have conservatively estimated the number of global Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases in 2002 at 515 million.
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Charles River Associates conservatively estimated that the "cost per Connecticut household of meeting these caps would be between $700 and $1,300 per year over the next three decades, accompanied by the loss of 20,000 jobs."
The BMA conservatively estimate that 1,000 people per year die of passive smoking in the UK.

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