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English definition of “salve”


noun     /sælv/ US  /sæv/ old-fashioned
[C or U] a liquid or cream used to treat an injured , sore , or dry place on your body Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug [S] something that makes you feel better about a difficult situation Solving and solutions
(Definition of salve noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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