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Synonyms for salve
sæv, sɑv

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. salve

    heal, cure, mollify, redress, remedy, mend, relieve

    wound, hurt, irritate, injure, aggravate, scarify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve(noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    smarm, unction, cream, ointment, balm, emollient, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, fulsomeness

  2. salve(verb)

    anything that remedies or heals or soothes

    "he needed a salve for his conscience"

    unguent, unction, balm, ointment

  3. salvage, salve, relieve, save(verb)

    save from ruin, destruction, or harm

    spare, pull through, economize, carry through, make unnecessary, ease, salvage, save, lay aside, economise, still, unbosom, take over, redeem, allay, hold open, keep, save up, exempt, let off, palliate, excuse, relieve, assuage, write, preserve, deliver, remedy, alleviate, keep open, free, lighten, bring through, scavenge

  4. salve(verb)

    apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

    relieve, salvage, save

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. salve(n)

    ointment, cerate, embrocation, emollient, balm, unguent

  2. salve(v)

    anoint, embrocate, heal, remedy, cure

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  1. List of paraphrases for "salve":


Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. salve

    Ointment, see there

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  1. Jonathan Miller:

    Over the past few years, we've passed the affordability threshold, with the loss of the ability to comfortably use all the amenities that characterize living in a city -- restaurants, retail, bars, all the cultural events that were at your beck and call as a resident of Manhattan -- people are questioning it. Those were the salve on affordability.

  2. Attorney Clark Brewster:

    I think that will shed the light most prominently on the issue here for us, the whole basis for listing betamethasone is because it’s injected into a joint and they want you not to inject the joints too close to the race, so the whole substantive basis is out the window if it’s a salve, and it can be proven scientifically and empirically to be the salve.

  3. James Kennedy:

    They’ve been using cannabis in poultice and salves for years, my aunt’s grandmother had a marijuana salve they used 60 years ago in Mexico. My goal wasn’t just to put cannabis in a salve, but to create a modern product.

  4. Unknown:

    Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.

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