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salvation

noun [U]  /sælˈveɪ·ʃən/ us  
something that prevents danger, loss, or harm: That blanket was my salvation when my car broke down in the snow. In some religions, salvation is the state of complete belief in God that will save those who believe from the punishment of God for evil or immoral acts.
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