The definition of a salve is an ointment or creamy medicine used to heal or sooth a wound or burn, or something that heals.(noun)
Salve is to sooth or heal using an ointment, or to give relief.(verb)
See salve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE sealf, akin to Ger salbe < IE base *selp-, fat, butter > Sans sarpis-, melted butter
See salve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English sealf.
transitive verb salved salved, salv·ing, salves
Origin: Back-formation from salvage
Origin: or salvable.
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