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English noun: balm

1. balm (substance) any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing

Broader (hypernym)balsam

Narrower (hyponym)balm of Gilead

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

Synonymsointment, salve, unction, unguent

Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Narrower (hyponym)arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, holy oil, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, sacramental oil, zinc ointment

Substance holonymlanolin, wool fat, wool grease

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

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