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Noun salve has 2 senses
  1. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    --1 is a kind of remedy, curative, cure
    --1 has substances: lanolin, wool fat, wool grease
    --1 has particulars:
     arnica; baby oil; balsam; carron oil; cerate; chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oil; lip balm; mentholated salve; mercurial ointment; zinc ointment
    Derived form: verb salve2
  2. salve - anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
    --2 is a kind of
    redress, remedy, remediation
    Derived form: verb salve2
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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