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Adjective salving has 1 sense
  1. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
    Antonym: hard (indirect, via soft)
Verb salve has 2 senses
  1. salvage, salve, relieve, save - save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    --1 is one way to rescue, deliver
    Derived forms: noun salvation4, noun salvage1, noun salvage2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. salve - apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
    --2 is one way to
    medicate, medicine
    Derived forms: noun salve2, noun salve1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he salve his foot?
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