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

     

    salvage

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsælvɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsælvɪdʒ//
     
    [uncountable] Natural disasters
     
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  1. 1the act of saving things that have been, or are likely to be, damaged or lost, especially in a disaster or an accident the salvage of the wrecked tanker a salvage company/operation/team See related entries: Natural disasters
  2. 2the things that are saved from a disaster or an accident an exhibition of the salvage from the wreck See related entries: Natural disasters
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (as a noun denoting payment for saving a ship or its cargo): from French, from medieval Latin salvagium, from Latin salvare ‘to save’. The verb dates from the late 19th cent.
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