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Definition 1: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for balm in the sense of this definition

(balm is a kind of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment used in treating bruises

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment containing mercury

(... is a kind of balm ) a salve containing menthol

(... is a kind of balm ) a balm applied to the lips

(... is a kind of balm ) a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam

(... is a kind of balm ) a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment formerly used to treat burns

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment containing a fragrant resin

(... is a kind of balm ) an ointment for babies

(balm is made of the substance ...) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics

(balm belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 2: any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing - [noun denoting substance]

(balm is a kind of ...) any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes

(... is a kind of balm ) a fragrant oleoresin

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