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Definition of balm:

  1. An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
  2. Any fragrant ointment.
  3. Anything that heals or that mitigates pain.
  4. The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.
  5. To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate.

Synonyms:

spice, unction, cold cream, inunction, worry beads, vexation, irritation, comfort zone, astringent, cream, antiseptic, perfume, lull, fulsomeness, antiperspirant, aroma, consolation, relief, becalm, calamine lotion, assuagement, formula, attar, smarm, poultice, alleviation, salve, still, compound, redolence, quiet, oleaginousness, comfort, unctuousness, preparation, home away from home, plaster, fragrancy, incense, oiliness, calm, application, dressing, mitigation, liniment, emollient, lubricant, security blanket, tranquilize, solace, unguent, ointment, refreshment, cleanser, settle, bouquet, icebreaker, smarminess, getaway, baby oil, aloe vera, allay, scent.

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