Salvage is the act of saving something such as a ship or its cargo, the actual thing which is saved or the value of the goods saved.(noun)
Salvage is defined as to save from something.(verb)
An example of salvage is to fix a cake that has begun to burn.
See salvage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < MFr < salver, to save
See salvage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Obsolete French
Origin: , from Old French salvaige, right of salvage
Origin: , from Late Latin salvāre
Origin: , from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.
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