Definition of Salve

1. Noun. Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.




2. Verb. Save from ruin, destruction, or harm.
Exact synonyms: Relieve, Salvage, Save
Generic synonyms: Deliver, Rescue
Derivative terms: Salvage, Salvage, Salvager, Salvage, Salvage, Salvation, Saver

3. Noun. Anything that remedies or heals or soothes. "He needed a salve for his conscience"
Generic synonyms: Redress, Remediation, Remedy

4. Verb. Apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing. "Did he salve his foot? "
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Medicate, Medicine

Definition of Salve

1. interj. Hail!

2. v. t. To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.

3. n. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.

4. v. t. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.

5. v. t. & i. To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.

Definition of Salve

1. Noun. An ointment, cream, or balm with soothing, healing, or calming effects. ¹

2. Noun. Any thing or action that soothes or heals. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To calm or assuage. ¹

4. Verb. To salvage. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) An astronomical term meaning to save (the appearances or the phenomena); to explain (a celestial phenomenon); to account for (the apparent motions of the celestial bodies). ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) to resolve (a difficulty); to refute (an objection); to harmonize (an apparent contradiction). ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete) To explain away; to mitigate; to excuse ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salve

1. to soothe [v SALVED, SALVING, SALVES] - See also: soothe

Medical Definition of Salve

1. 1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment. 2. A soothing remedy or antidote. "Counsel or consolation we may bring. Salve to thy sores. " (Milton) Salve bug, a large, stout isopod crustacean (aega psora), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length. Origin: AS. Sealf ointment; akin to LG. Salwe, D. Zalve, zalf, OHG. Salba, Dan. Salve, Sw. Salva, Goth. Salbn to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) oil, butter, Skr. Sapris clarified butter, 291. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Salve

salvarsans
salvation
salvational
salvationally
salvationism
salvationisms
salvationist
salvationists
salvations
salvatioun
salvative
salvator
salvatories
salvators
salvatory
salve (current term)
salved
salvelike
salver
salver-shaped
salverform
salvers
salves
salvete
salvetes
salvia
salvias
salvific
salvifical
salvifically

Literary usage of Salve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"Where the skin is broken, as in ulcers and bruises, I use it without the verdigris, making a white salve, even superior to "Peleg White's old salve. ..."

2. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"Where the skin is broken, as in ulcers and bruises, I use it without the verdigris, making a white salve, even superior to "Peleg White's old salve. ..."

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