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Meaning of salve

salve

Pronunciation: (sav, säv), [key]
— n., v., salved, salv•ing.
—n.
  1. a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.
  2. anything that soothes, mollifies, or relieves.
—v.t.
  1. to soothe with or as if with salve; assuage: to salve one's conscience.

salve

Pronunciation: (salv), [key]
— salved, salv•ing.
  1. to save from loss or destruction; to salvage.

sal•ve

Pronunciation: (sal'vē Lat. säl'wā), [key]
— interj.
  1. hail!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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