Salve Salve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salving}.] [AS. sealfian to anoint. See {Salve}, n.] 1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

But Ebranck salved both their infamies With noble deeds. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence? --Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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