"salving" in the verb sense
1. salvage, salve, relieve, save
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
"salving" in the adjective sense
1. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
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