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salve

salve

 
pronunciation:
saev [or] sav [or] saelv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ointment used medicinally to heal or soothe sores and other wounds.
similar words:
ointment, remedy
definition 2: anything that has the effect of healing or soothing, such as a kind word or compliment.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: salved, salves, salving
definition: to heal or soothe with or as if with a salve.
We could not salve his wounded feelings.
similar words:
soothe
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