WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sal•vage /ˈsælvɪdʒ/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -vaged, -vag•ing. 
n. [uncountable]
  1. the saving of a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.
  2. the saving of anything from danger or destruction.
  3. the property, etc., saved this way.

v. [+ object]
  1. to save from shipwreck, fire, or other danger:They salvaged some of their money after the bank failure.
sal•vage•a•ble, adj. See -salv-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sal•vage  (salvij),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -vaged, -vag•ing. 
n. 
  1. the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.
  2. the property so saved.
  3. compensation given to those who voluntarily save a ship or its cargo.
  4. the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.
  5. the property saved from danger.
  6. the value or proceeds upon sale of goods recovered from a fire.

v.t. 
  1. to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.
salvage•a•ble, adj. 
sal′vage•a•bili•ty, n. 
salvag•er, n. 
  • Old French; see save1, -age
  • 1635–45
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . retrieve, recover, rescue.

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