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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An ointment that soothes or cools wounds.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: An ointment that soothes or cools wounds. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To save from loss or destruction; to salvage. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Hail.

Usage examples (35)
  • She had learned to make a very effective salve from herbs and natural ingredients.
  • They make some kind of salve out of them, I believe.
  • The weapon-salve continued to be much spoken of on the Continent, and
  • No sooner had the old man put on the salve and said these words, than for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''salve" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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