Part of speech: verb

To anoint, as with balm.

Part of speech: noun

A soothing application.

Part of speech: noun

An aromatic resin; balsam; also, a tree or shrub that yields balm.

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Usage examples "balm":

  1. The priest saw that his words had hurt her, yet he did not just then try to pour balm upon the wound. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.
  2. So the plant was collected, dipped in oil, and thus transformed into a balm for every wound. - "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing", Neltje Blanchan et al.
  3. Maxwell speaks assuringly, and his words seem as balm to a wounded spirit. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.