salve

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1salve

noun \ˈsav, ˈsäv, ˈsalv, ˈsälv\

: a creamy substance that you put on a wound to heal it or to make it less painful

Full Definition of SALVE

1
:  an unctuous adhesive substance for application to wounds or sores
2
:  a remedial or soothing influence or agency <a salve to their hurt feelings>

Origin of SALVE

Middle English, from Old English sealf; akin to Old High German salba salve, Greek olpē oil flask
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

Rhymes with SALVE

2salve

transitive verb
salvedsalv·ing

Definition of SALVE

1
:  to remedy (as disease) with or as if with a salve
2
:  quiet, assuage <give him a raise in salary to salve his feelings — Upton Sinclair>

First Known Use of SALVE

before 12th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

3salve

transitive verb \ˈsalv\
salvedsalv·ing

Definition of SALVE

:  salvage
sal·vor \ˈsal-vər, -ˌvr\ noun

Origin of SALVE

back-formation from salvage
First Known Use: circa 1706

salve

noun \ˈsav, ˈsäv, ˈsȧv, ˈsalv, ˈsälv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SALVE

: an unctuous adhesive substance for application to wounds or sores

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