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Meaning & Definition of Salve in English

English

Salve

/sɑv/

noun

1. Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    synonym:
  • ointment
  • ,
  • unction
  • ,
  • unguent
  • ,
  • balm
  • ,
  • salve

2. Anything that remedies or heals or soothes

  • "He needed a salve for his conscience"
    synonym:
  • salve

verb

1. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm

    synonym:
  • salvage
  • ,
  • salve
  • ,
  • relieve
  • ,
  • save

2. Apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

    synonym:
  • salve