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salvage

sal·vage

salvage

 
 
pronunciation:
sael vihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of saving property from destruction, esp. the rescue of a ship or its cargo from fire or shipwreck.
The salvage of the leaking vessel seemed impossible.
synonyms:
reclamation, recovery, retrieval
similar words:
rescue
definition 2: the property that is saved in this way.
The salvage was hauled to the shore.
synonyms:
scrap
antonyms:
jettison
definition 3: the money that is paid to people who voluntarily help in such an effort.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: salvaged, salvages, salvaging
definition 1: to save or rescue (all or part of something) from harm or destruction.
We salvaged all we could from our home after the flood.Much of the ship's cargo was salvaged from the wreckage.
synonyms:
recover, save
antonyms:
jettison
similar words:
redeem, regain, rescue, retrieve
definition 2: to keep (the parts of something that remain intact after a destructive event) for later use.
synonyms:
recover, save
similar words:
reclaim, recondition, rescue, retrieve
derivation: salvageable (adj.)