/sæl'veɪʃn; sæl`veʃən/ n [U]
1 (religion 宗) saving of a person's soul from sin and its consequences; state of being saved in this way （对人的灵魂的）拯救, 超度
*pray for the salvation of sinners 祈求拯救道德上的罪人.
2 way of avoiding loss, disaster, etc 避免损失、躲避灾难等的途径或方法
*I get so depressed about life; work is my salvation, ie helps me forget my worries. 我对生活十分悲观, 埋头工作才可寻求解脱.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:Late Latin salvatio, from salvare; SAVE1]
something that prevents or saves someone or something from danger, loss, or failure
be sb's/sth's salvation
A drug treatment program was Ron's salvation.
The Internet turned out to be the salvation of the company.
in the Christian religion, the state of being saved from evil