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balm

Noun

1 any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
2 semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation [syn: ointment, unction, unguent, salve]

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Noun

  1. soothing oil or lotion
    There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)

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balm in German: Balm
balm in Italian: Balm

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