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    salve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word salve

    (noun) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    Synonyms : balm , ointment , unction , unguent
    (noun) anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    Example Sentence
    • he needed a salve for his conscience
    (verb) save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    Synonyms : relieve , salvage , save
    (verb) apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
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salve sounds like SOLVE..a doctor solve the problem of a patient by giving him medicines that can heal him.

salve is the root of 'salvation'

SOLVE...when you solve all the problems of your life, it works as a soothing ointment

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