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1 verb
sal‧vage1 [transitive]
1 to save something from an accident or bad situation in which other things have already been damaged, destroyed, or lost:
Divers hope to salvage some of the ship's cargo.
salvage something from something
They managed to salvage only a few of their belongings from the fire.
2 to make sure that you do not lose something completely, or to make sure that something does not fail completely:
He fought to salvage the company's reputation.

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