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Noun: salve  sa(l)v [N. Amer], salv [Brit]
  1. (medicine) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    - ointment, unction, unguent, balm
     
  2. Anything that remedies, heals or soothes
    "he needed a salve for his conscience"
Verb: salve  sa(l)v [N. Amer], salv [Brit]
  1. Prevent being ruined, destroyed, lost, or harmed
    - salvage, relieve, save
     
  2. (medicine) apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

Derived forms: salved, salves, salving

Type of: curative, cure, deliver, medicate, medicine, redress, redressal, remediation, remedy, rescue, therapeutic

Encyclopedia: Salve, Italy