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balm meaning

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  • Noun: balm  baam
    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
      - ointment, unction, unguent, salve

    Derived forms: balms

    See also: balmy

    Type of: balsam, curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

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  • [British slang]
    Noun. A bread bun or roll. Common mispelling of barm. Cf. 'barmcake'.

  • [Medicine]
    n
    1 : a balsamic resin; esp : one from small tropical evergreen trees (genus Commiphora of the family Burseraceae)
    2 : an aromatic preparation (as a healing ointment)
    3 : a soothing restorative agency

  • [Computer]
    <language> (Block And List Manipulation) An extensible language, developed by Malcolm Harrison in 1970, with LISP-like features and ALGOL-like syntax, for CDC 6600.

Examples

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  1. your letter has been a balm to me.
  2. i suffer a malady that no balm can cure!
  3. it was like a balm to me.
  4. this gave him no balm.
  5. mr. whitelaw's benevolence would descend like soothing balm.

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