HyperDic: balm

English > 2 senses of the word balm:
NOUNsubstancebalmany of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
artifactbalm, ointment, unction, unguent, salvesemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
balm > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'lm; baa'm
Rhymescalm ... psalm / Psalm: 4 rhymes with aalm...
aplomb ... wigwam: 29 rhymes with aam...
English > balm: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing.
Narrowerbalm of GileadA fragrant oleoresin
BroaderbalsamAny of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
Adjectivesbalmymild and pleasant
English > balm: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningsemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.
Synonymsointment, unction, unguent, salve
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerarnicaAn ointment used in treating bruises
baby oilAn ointment for babies
balsamAn ointment containing a fragrant resin
carron oilAn ointment formerly used to treat burns
cerateA hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oilA consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam / balsam
lip balmA balm / balm applied to the lips
mentholated salveA salve containing menthol
mercurial ointmentAn ointment containing mercury
zinc ointmentAn ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Substanceslanolin, wool fat, wool greaseA yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool
Spanishbálsamo, crema, pomada, salve, ungüento
Catalanbàlsam, pomada, ungüent

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