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 for salve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salve \Salve\, v. t. & i. [See Salvage]
     To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salve \Sal"ve\, interj. [L., hail, God save you, imperat. of
     salvere to be well. Cf. Salvo a volley.]
     Hail!
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salve \Sal"ve\ (? or ?), v. t.
     To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute. [Obs.]
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           By this that stranger knight in presence came,
           And goodly salved them.                  --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salve \Salve\ (?; 277), n. [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG.
     salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salfva,
     Goth. salb[=o]n to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) ?
     oil, ? butter, Skr. sarpis clarified butter. [root]155, 291.]
     1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to
        wounds or sores; a healing ointment. --Chaucer.
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     2. A soothing remedy or antidote.
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              Counsel or consolation we may bring.
              Salve to thy sores.                   --Milton.
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     Salve bug (Zool.), a large, stout isopod crustacean ({Aega
        psora), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, -- used by
        fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about
        two inches in length.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salve \Salve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Salving.] [AS. sealfian to anoint. See Salve, n.]
     1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by
        remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a
        wound. --Shak.
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     2. To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as
        with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or
        quibble; to gloss over.
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              But Ebranck salved both their infamies
              With noble deeds.                     --Spenser.
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              What may we do, then, to salve this seeming
              inconsistence?                        --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  salve
      n 1: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine)
           applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an
           irritation [syn: ointment, unction, unguent, balm,
           salve]
      2: anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a
         salve for his conscience"
      v 1: save from ruin, destruction, or harm [syn: salvage,
           salve, relieve, save]
      2: apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "salve":
     Trinkgeld, abate, aid, allay, alleviate, alleviative, alleviator,
     anesthetize, anodyne, anoint, appease, assuage, assuagement,
     assuager, balm, balsam, beeswax, benumb, bonus, bounty, bribe,
     brilliantine, calmative, cerate, chrism, cold cream, collyrium,
     comfort, consideration, counterirritant, cream, cushion, daub,
     deaden, deaden the pain, demulcent, diminish, dolorifuge, donative,
     dope, dose, double time, dress, dressing, drug, dull, ease,
     ease matters, embrocate, embrocation, emollient, eye-lotion,
     eyewash, eyewater, face cream, fee, foment, give relief,
     glycerolate, gratuity, gravy, grease, grease the wheels,
     hand lotion, honorarium, incentive pay, inducement, inunction,
     inunctum, lagniappe, lanolin, lard, largess, lay, lenitive, lessen,
     liberality, liniment, lotion, lubricant, lubricate, lull, medicate,
     mitigate, mitigator, moderator, modulator, mollifier, mollify,
     narcotic, nard, numb, oil, ointment, opiate, pacificator, pacifier,
     pad, palliate, palliative, palm oil, peacemaker, perks, perquisite,
     pomade, pomatum, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, pourboire,
     premium, reduce, relief, relieve, remedy, restraining hand,
     salvage, sedative, shock absorber, slacken, slake, slick, slick on,
     smear, smooth the way, soap the ways, soften, something extra,
     soothe, soother, soothing syrup, spikenard, sportula, stabilizer,
     stupe, subdue, sweetener, temperer, tip, tranquilizer, unction,
     unguent, unguentum, vulnerary, wax, wiser head
  
  

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