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 for salving
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) :

      adj 1: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the
             skin [syn: demulcent, emollient, salving,

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