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salve

noun

1 salve

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

synonyms: balm, ointment, unction, unguent.

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: balsem, pommade, smeerseltje, zalf
Polish: maść



2 salve

Anything that remedies or heals or soothes.

Dutch: zalf

verb

1 salve

Save from ruin, destruction, or harm.

synonyms: relieve, salvage, save.

Roget 834: relieve, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve; soften, soften down; foment, stupe, poultice; assuage, allay.    ... show more

2 salve

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


Moby thesaurus: Trinkgeld, abate, aid, allay, alleviate, alleviative, alleviator, anesthetize, anodyne, anoint, appease, assuage, assuagement, assuager, balm, balsam, beeswax, benumb, bonus, bounty ... show more.

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