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1. balm

noun. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɑːlm'] semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.

Synonyms

  • ointment
  • cerate
  • unction
  • baby oil
  • zinc ointment
  • wool fat
  • cure
  • therapeutic
  • wool grease
  • mentholated salve
  • sacramental oil
  • lip balm
  • balsam
  • salve
  • carron oil
  • lanolin
  • mercurial ointment
  • chrisom
  • curative
  • arnica
  • holy oil
  • chrism
  • unguent

Antonyms

  • soften
  • stay
  • unhealthful

Etymology

  • basme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • balsamum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Balm

  • schwalm
  • psalm
  • palme
  • palm
  • calm

How do you pronounce balm?

Pronounce balm as bɑm.

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Sentences with balm


1. Noun, singular or mass
Roll the lip balm over the scratch and extend it about one inch past the scratch on each end.

2. Verb, past tense
Slowly wipe the lip balm off the screen with a soft cloth.

Quotes about balm


1. Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.
- Lana Turner

2. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

3. 'Halal in the Family' will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile!
- Aasif Mandvi

2. balm

noun. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɑːlm'] any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing.

Synonyms

  • balm of Gilead

Etymology

  • basme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • balsamum (Latin)
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