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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
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.
But Ebranck salved both their infamies
With noble deeds. --Spenser.
What may we do, then, to salve this seeming
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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