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  1. balmnoun

    Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora of Africa, Arabia and India and Myroxylon of South America.


  2. balmnoun

    A plant or tree yielding such substance.


  3. balmnoun

    Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.

    There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)


  4. balmnoun

    Something soothing.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. balmnoun

    any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing

    unguent, unction, salve, ointment

  2. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvenoun

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    smarm, unction, cream, salve, ointment, emollient, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, fulsomeness

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  1. balmnoun

    unguent, ointment, mitigant, anodyne, assuager, nepenthe, balsam

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  1. List of paraphrases for "balm":

    ointment, analgesia

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  1. The Daily Beast:

    Conservatives criticize such programs as fueling substance abuse. But activists and many public health experts say these sorts of programs provide a significant degree of safety and support to vulnerable people, while HHS declined to specify any elements of smoking kits that may qualify, non-governmental organization Harm Reduction International lists some typical items, including brass screen filters, rubber mouthpieces to limit burning, lip balm, and disinfectant wipes.

  2. Brian Gibson:

    I believe the church is essential and its absolutely the answer to get us through this trying time in America, the church is the healing balm that puts us back together.

  3. Jane Austen:

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

  4. Janelle Kidman:

    We were able to take her into the gallery after hours and show her the Matisse exhibit, which coming from a mother who's raised me in the arts, it was soothing balm, matisse was soothing balm last night.

  5. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

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    An antonym for "disparage"
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    • B. blandish
    • C. diminish
    • D. belittle

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