Salve

Definition of Salve

interj.1.Hail!
v. t.1.To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.
By this that stranger knight in presence came,
And goodly salved them.
- Spenser.
n.1.An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.
2.A soothing remedy or antidote.
Counsel or consolation we may bring.
Salve to thy sores.
- Milton.
Salve bug
(Zool.) a large, stout isopod crustacean (Æga psora), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, - used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length.
v. t.1.To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.
[imp. & p. p. Salved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Salving.]
2.To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over.
But Ebranck salved both their infamies
With noble deeds.
- Spenser.
What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence?
- Milton.
v. t. & i.1.To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.

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