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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation; Any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing.

Usage examples (35)
  • Lip balm is the main thing I could not live without!
  • Not really important, but I'm not sure why this product is classified as a balm because it's really a gel.
  • All plants known as balm or balsam have fragrant oils often used as strewing herbs, in perfumes and medicines.
  • If your lips are superdry, skip the lipstick and use tinted lip balm, which is available in many different colors. for more
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  • "Balm" is a soothing, healing lotion, and "barm" is the yeast formed during alcohol fermentation. A "bomb" is an explosive weapon, and a "bombe" is a frozen dessert.
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