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English noun: salve

1. salve (artifact) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Synonymsbalm, ointment, unction, unguent

Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Narrower (hyponym)arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, holy oil, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, sacramental oil, zinc ointment

Substance holonymlanolin, wool fat, wool grease

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

2. salve (act) anything that remedies or heals or soothes

SamplesHe needed a salve for his conscience.

Broader (hypernym)redress, remediation, remedy

English verb: salve

1. salve (social) save from ruin, destruction, or harm

Synonymsrelieve, salvage, save

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deliver, rescue

2. salve (body) apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

ExamplesDid he salve his foot?

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)medicate, medicine

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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