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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
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