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balm 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/bä(l)m/,
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balms, plural;
  1. A fragrant ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin

  2. Something that has a comforting, soothing, or restorative effect
    • - the murmur of the water can provide balm for troubled spirits
  3. A tree that yields a fragrant resinous substance, typically one used in medicine

  4. Such a substance

  5. A bushy herb of the mint family, with leaves smelling and tasting of lemon

  6. Used in names of other aromatic herbs of the mint family, e.g., bee balm


  1. any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
  2. ointment: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  3. Probably some fragrant garden herbs (N.O. Labiatæ); the chief are Balm Gentle or Balm-mint (Melissa officinalis) and Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum). Also Field Balm (Calamintha Nepeta). ...
  4. A styling product applied to dry hair for added texture, definition and shine. Unlike hairspray and gel, hair balm does not harden or dry. It remains pliable for continuous styling all day long. Be careful not to use too much of this product, as this can result in a greasy look. ...
  5. Block And List Manipulation. Harrison, 1970. Extensible language with LISP-like features and ALGOL-like syntax, for CDC 6600. "The Balm Programming Language", Malcolm Harrison, Courant Inst (May 1973).
  6. For adding shine, manageability or help in holding a style, balms banish frizzies by taming unmanageable curls and fly-aways. Apply to wet hair sparingly, first rubbing balm between your palms, and then fingering it through sections of your hair.
  7. (Genesis 37:25) is a general term for medicinal ointment prepared from resin-bearing plants such as the rockrose Cistus laurifolius, which produces ladanum. ...
  8. A substance which is meant to be topically applied to the skin of an individual.
  9. refers to an herbal or natural medicinal system
  10. Multi-purpose term to refer to natural medicine in Jamaica (for people who are afraid of needles or don't have money for Viagra).
  11. Social intercourse or sympathy
  12. A fragrance, used medicinally.
  13. something that soothes
  14. To dream of aromatic oils signifies that true friendship is close to you.