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
Sentences with balm as a noun:
- There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)
- Classical music is a sweet balm for our sorrows.
1. (archaic) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
2. (figuratively) To soothe; to mitigate.