[ sal-vij ]
/ ˈsæl vɪdʒ /
verb (used with object), sal·vaged, sal·vag·ing.
to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.
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sal·vage·a·ble, adjectivesal·vage·a·bil·i·ty, nounsal·vag·er, nounnon·sal·vage·a·ble, adjective
un·sal·vage·a·ble, adjectiveun·sal·vage·a·bly, adverbun·sal·vaged, adjective
Can be confusedsalvage selvage
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British Dictionary definitions for unsalvageable
/ (ˈsælvɪdʒ) /
the act, process, or business of rescuing vessels or their cargoes from loss at sea
- the act of saving any goods or property in danger of damage or destruction
- (as modifier)a salvage operation
the goods or property so saved
compensation paid for the salvage of a vessel or its cargo
the proceeds from the sale of salvaged goods or property
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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