Meaning of “salvage” - Learner’s Dictionary

salvage

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
FROM PLACE

to save things from a place where other things have been damaged or lost:

gold coins salvaged from a shipwreck
FROM SITUATION

to try to make a bad situation better:

an attempt to salvage her reputation

(Definition of “salvage verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)