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1. salve

noun. ['ˈsɑːv'] semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.

Synonyms

  • ointment
  • cerate
  • unction
  • baby oil
  • balm
  • zinc ointment
  • wool fat
  • cure
  • therapeutic
  • wool grease
  • mentholated salve
  • sacramental oil
  • lip balm
  • balsam
  • carron oil
  • lanolin
  • mercurial ointment
  • chrisom
  • curative
  • arnica
  • holy oil
  • chrism
  • unguent

Antonyms

  • irritate
  • restrict
  • enforce
  • regulate

Etymology

  • salvare (Latin)
  • salvus (Latin)
  • sealf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Salve

  • bordenave
  • lefauve
  • suave
  • slav
  • skov
  • mav
  • dov

How do you pronounce salve?

Pronounce salve as sɑv.

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Sentences with salve


1. Noun, singular or mass
Swipe your hand across the surface of the salve.

2. Verb, base form
Use cream, gel and salve on troubled or inflamed skin.

Quotes about salve


1. Hating hurts the hater the most. Hating is not a salve for the wounded soul, it is an abrasive that keeps the soul wounded and raw and oversensitive.
- Jack R. Rose

2. salve

noun. ['ˈsɑːv'] anything that remedies or heals or soothes.

Synonyms

  • remediation
  • remedy

Antonyms

  • soften
  • stay
  • unhealthful

Etymology

  • salvare (Latin)
  • salvus (Latin)
  • sealf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. salve

verb. ['ˈsɑːv'] apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing.

Synonyms

  • medicine

Antonyms

  • lose
  • waste

Etymology

  • salvare (Latin)
  • salvus (Latin)
  • sealf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. salve

verb. ['ˈsɑːv'] save from ruin, destruction, or harm.

Synonyms

  • rescue
  • save
  • deliver
  • salvage

Antonyms

  • act
  • erase
  • take away
  • spread

Etymology

  • salvare (Latin)
  • salvus (Latin)
  • sealf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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