[ US /ˈsɑv/ ]
  1. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  2. anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    he needed a salve for his conscience
  1. save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  2. apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
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How To Use salve In A Sentence

  • Paraguay tea, which they call matte, as I mentioned before, is always drunk twice a day: this is brought upon a large silver salver, with four legs raised upon it, to receive a little cup made out of a small calabash or gourd, and tipped with silver. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
  • Carlotta put the salve on Pierce's wounds, before joining her brother downstairs in the parlor.
  • No one has the right to try to salve their conscience through another human being. SEA MUSIC
  • And if it be true of the medicinal eyesalves of antiquity that they commonly caused the eye to smart on their first application (Tob.xi. 8, 12), "mordacia collyria, Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.
  • This was a writer who used words as weapons, as salves, as balms and ballistic missiles.
  • Can you recommend a good lip salve to soothe my dry, chapped lips? Times, Sunday Times
  • The exhibition also contains some satirical portrayals of the British elite, which benefited from the salve trade, for example, Sir Foster Cunliffe by Yinka Shonibare of the U. K.
  • He stated a truth, and did it in such a pleasant way, and salved over my sore spot so gently and so healingly, that I was rather glad I had committed the crime, for the sake of the letter. Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.
  • Salversan also proved effective against other maladies such as yaws.
  • Dairy farmers learned long ago that the salves they used to prevent cows' udders from chapping also worked beautifully for their own hands.
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