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sal·vage

salvage

 
 
pronunciation:
sael vihj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of saving property from destruction.
The salvage of a burning ship was reported on the news tonight.
synonyms:
recovery
similar words:
rescue
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: salvages, salvaging, salvaged
definition: to save or rescue something from harm or destruction.
We helped him salvage his books from the flooded basement.
synonyms:
recover, save
antonyms:
jettison
similar words:
redeem, regain, rescue, retrieve
derivation: salvageable (adj.)