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Definition of salve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//sælv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sælv//
 
, also NAmE//sæv//
 
[uncountable, countable] a substance that you put on a wound or sore skin to help it heal or to protect it see also lipsalve See related entries: Medication
Word Origin Old English sealfe (noun), sealfian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zalf and German Salbe.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salve

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