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Definition of salve:

  1. A soothing remedy or antidote.
  2. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.
  3. Hail!
  4. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.
  5. 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.
  6. To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
  7. To say Salve to; to greet; to salute.


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