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  • n  semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  • n  anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    he needed a salve for his conscience
  • v  save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  • v  apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

  • He knew he would spend the debate flanked by nine candidates waiting to rip into the Senate compromise bill he helped write, which calls for a salve of legalization, border .
  • The salve's working, drawing out the cancer.
  • For Feinstein, the curbside program allows her to salve her green conscience without the ickiness that came from composting her own used tea bags.

  • Dwight Eisenhower in AFP
    I had earlier supported the idea that Sharad Pawar, as BCCI president, should not interfere in selection matters. I would revise my decision now and recall how once NKP Salve, as then BCCI president, had intervened and influenced the selectors to... Sandeep Patil Hindu Oct 29, 2007 85690 114399 salve Eisenhower described Obama as a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation."
  • Jerry Wainwright in Chicago Daily Herald
    The best balm or salve was the game-winner,Wainwright said, referring to Burns' decisive basket with 6 seconds left against Northwestern.

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