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  1. salve

    • IPA[sa(l)v]

    美式

    • n.
      an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection;something that is soothing or consoling for wounded feelings or an uneasy conscience
    • v.
      soothe (wounded pride or one's conscience);apply salve to
    • verb: salve, 3rd person present: salves, gerund or present participle: salving, past tense: salved, past participle: salved

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection the wound should be washed with water and then a salve applied he doctored their hurts with some strong-smelling salve
    • something that is soothing or consoling for wounded feelings or an uneasy conscience the idea provided him with a salve for his guilt

    動詞

    • 1. soothe (wounded pride or one's conscience) charity salves our conscience
    • 2. archaic apply salve to they salved my cuts and stopped the bleeding