salvage

[ sal-vij ]
/ ˈsæl vɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), sal·vaged, sal·vag·ing.

to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.

Nearby words

  1. salva veritate,
  2. salvable,
  3. salvador,
  4. salvador, el,
  5. salvadorian,
  6. salvage archaeology,
  7. salvarsan,
  8. salvation,
  9. salvation army,
  10. salvation jane

Origin of salvage

From Old French, dating back to 1635–45; see origin at save1, -age

Related forms
Can be confusedsalvage selvage

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British Dictionary definitions for salvage

salvage

/ (ˈsælvɪdʒ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to save or rescue (goods or property) from fire, shipwreck, etc
to gain (something beneficial) from a failureshe salvaged little from the broken marriage
Derived Formssalvageable, adjectivesalvager, noun

Word Origin for salvage

C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin salvāgium, from salvāre to save 1

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