[ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
John said : `` I have some antiseptic salve with me , but it 's too late for that '' .
[ noun ] anything that remedies or heals or soothes
"he needed a salve for his conscience"