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Adjective: salving  sal-ving
  1. Having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
    "salving cream";
    - demulcent, emollient, softening
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

See also: soft

Type of: deliver, medicate, medicine, rescue

Encyclopedia: Salve, Italy