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Definition 1: anything that remedies or heals or soothes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where salve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he needed a salve for his conscience

(salve is a kind of ...) act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Definition 2: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for salve in the sense of this definition

(salve is a kind of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment used in treating bruises

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment containing mercury

(... is a kind of salve ) a salve containing menthol

(... is a kind of salve ) a balm applied to the lips

(... is a kind of salve ) a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam

(... is a kind of salve ) a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment formerly used to treat burns

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment containing a fragrant resin

(... is a kind of salve ) an ointment for babies

(salve is made of the substance ...) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics

(salve belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 3: apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing - [verb of body]

(salve is a kind of ...) treat medicinally, treat with medicine

(salve belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Synonyms for salve in the sense of this definition

(salve is a kind of ...) free from harm or evil

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