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English definition of “salve”

salve

noun uk   /sælv/ us    /sæv/ old-fashioned
[C or U] a liquid or cream used to treat an injured, sore, or dry place on your body [S] something that makes you feel better about a difficult situation

salve

verb uk   /sælv/ us    /sæv/
salve your conscience to do something so that you feel less guilty: He salves his conscience by giving money to charity.
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