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salve 1

 (săv, säv)
n.
1. An analgesic or medicinal ointment.
2. Something that soothes or consoles; a balm: "a melodious salve to holiday traveling blues" (Oscar Musibay).
3. Flattery or commendation.
tr.v. salved, salv·ing, salves
1. To soothe or heal with salve.
2. To ease the distress or agitation of; assuage: salved my conscience by apologizing.

[Middle English, from Old English sealf.]

salve 2

 (sălv)
tr.v. salved, salv·ing, salves
To salvage.

[Back-formation from salvage or salvable.]

sal′vor n.

salve

(sælv; sɑːv)
n
1. (Medicine) an ointment for wounds, sores, etc
2. anything that heals or soothes
vb (tr)
3. (Medicine) to apply salve to (a wound, sore, etc)
4. to soothe, comfort, or appease
[Old English sealf; related to Old High German salba, Greek elpos oil, Sanskrit sarpis lard]

salve

(sælv)
vb
1. a less common word for salvage
2. an archaic word for save13
[C18: from salvage]

salve

(ˈsælveɪ)
sentence substitute
welcome!
[Latin]

salve1

(sæv, sɑv)

n., v. salved, salv•ing. n.
1. a medicinal ointment for treating wounds and sores.
2. anything that soothes, mollifies, or relieves.
v.t.
3. to soothe with or as if with salve; assuage; ease: to salve one's conscience.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English sealf, c. Old Saxon, Old High German salba; (v.) Middle English salven, Old English sealfian, c. Old Saxon, Old High German salbōn, Gothic salbon]

salve2

(sælv)

v.t. salved, salv•ing.
to salvage.
[1700–10; back formation from salvage]
sal′vor, n.

salve

- The main semantic element is "healing," but the etymological meaning is "oily substance."
See also related terms for healing.

salve


Past participle: salved
Gerund: salving

Imperative
salve
salve
Present
I salve
you salve
he/she/it salves
we salve
you salve
they salve
Preterite
I salved
you salved
he/she/it salved
we salved
you salved
they salved
Present Continuous
I am salving
you are salving
he/she/it is salving
we are salving
you are salving
they are salving
Present Perfect
I have salved
you have salved
he/she/it has salved
we have salved
you have salved
they have salved
Past Continuous
I was salving
you were salving
he/she/it was salving
we were salving
you were salving
they were salving
Past Perfect
I had salved
you had salved
he/she/it had salved
we had salved
you had salved
they had salved
Future
I will salve
you will salve
he/she/it will salve
we will salve
you will salve
they will salve
Future Perfect
I will have salved
you will have salved
he/she/it will have salved
we will have salved
you will have salved
they will have salved
Future Continuous
I will be salving
you will be salving
he/she/it will be salving
we will be salving
you will be salving
they will be salving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been salving
you have been salving
he/she/it has been salving
we have been salving
you have been salving
they have been salving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been salving
you will have been salving
he/she/it will have been salving
we will have been salving
you will have been salving
they will have been salving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been salving
you had been salving
he/she/it had been salving
we had been salving
you had been salving
they had been salving
Conditional
I would salve
you would salve
he/she/it would salve
we would salve
you would salve
they would salve
Past Conditional
I would have salved
you would have salved
he/she/it would have salved
we would have salved
you would have salved
they would have salved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salve - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritationsalve - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
arnica - an ointment used in treating bruises
baby oil - an ointment for babies
balsam - an ointment containing a fragrant resin
carron oil - an ointment formerly used to treat burns
cerate - a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
chrism, chrisom, holy oil, sacramental oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
lip balm - a balm applied to the lips
mentholated salve - a salve containing menthol
mercurial ointment - an ointment containing mercury
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
zinc ointment - an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
lanolin, wool fat, wool grease - a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
2.salve - anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
remediation, remedy, redress - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
Verb1.salve - save from ruin, destruction, or harm
rescue, deliver - free from harm or evil
2.salve - apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
medicine, medicate - treat medicinally, treat with medicine

salve

verb
1. ease, soothe, appease, still, allay, pacify, mollify, tranquillize, palliate I give myself treats and justify them to salve my conscience.
noun
1. balm, cream, medication, lotion, lubricant, ointment, emollient, liniment, dressing, unguent a soothing salve for sore, dry lips
Translations
مَرْهَم
hojivá mast
salve
balsamipelastaarauhoittaasalvavoide
smyrsl, salvi
ziede
hojivá masť

salve

1 [sælv]
A. VT (= soothe) to salve one's consciencedescargar la conciencia
B. N (lit) → pomada f bálsamica (fig) → bálsamo m

salve

2 [sælv] VT (Naut etc) (= salvage) → salvar

salve

[ˈsælv]
vt (= ease) [+ conscience] → apaiser
n (= balm) → baume m lip salve

salve

2
nSalbe f; (fig liter)Balsam m; as a salve for his conscienceum sein Gewissen zu beruhigen
vt (fig) conscienceberuhigen

salve

[sælv]
1. vt to salve one's consciencemettersi la coscienza in pace
2. nbalsamo

salve

(sӕlv) , ((American) sӕv) noun
(an) ointment to heal or soothe. lip-salve.

salve

n. ungüento, pomada.

salve

n ungüento, pomada
References in classic literature ?
They crimped and curled her hair, they polished her neck and arms with some fragrant powder, touched her lips with coralline salve to make them redder, and Hortense would have added `a soupcon of rouge', if Meg had not rebelled.
Without salve, he could not, he thought, wear the sore badge of his dishonor through life.
And tell him he's to give you some of that salve I left with him yesterday.
A table was now spread with phials, boxes of salve, and divers surgical instruments.
When Captain Hagberd got excited in his talk she would steady him by a pretence of belief, laughing a little to salve her conscience.
Of course I am grateful for your offer of assistance; but even that is no salve to wounded pride.
This agreement being made, the Physician, time after time, applied his salve to her eyes, and on every visit took something away, stealing all her property little by little.
But--as a man who had been matchless held In cunning, over-reached where least he thought, To salve his credit, and for very spite, Still will be tempting him who foils him still, And never cease, though to his shame the more; Or as a swarm of flies in vintage-time, About the wine-press where sweet must is poured, Beat off, returns as oft with humming sound; Or surging waves against a solid rock, Though all to shivers dashed, the assault renew, (Vain battery
Charles Powell in an earnest tone but looking at us as though he expected to be met by a laugh of derision and were half prepared to salve his reputation for common sense by joining in it.
Why then, upon my soul," cries Benjamin, "it would require a great deal of art to keep you from being well after a very few dressings; and if you will suffer me to apply some salve of mine, I will answer for the success.
And I remember she dressed it with some kind of salve.
He then asked for some vial to pour it into, and as there was not one in the inn, he decided on putting it into a tin oil-bottle or flask of which the host made him a free gift; and over the flask he repeated more than eighty paternosters and as many more ave-marias, salves, and credos, accompanying each word with a cross by way of benediction, at all which there were present Sancho, the innkeeper, and the cuadrillero; for the carrier was now peacefully engaged in attending to the comfort of his mules.