1. [ noun ] any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
Related terms: balsam balm_of_Gilead
2. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms: salve unguent unction ointment
Related terms: remedy baby_oil carron_oil cerate chrism arnica lip_balm mentholated_salve mercurial_ointment petrolatum balsam zinc_ointment lanolin lanolin medicine
Similar spelling:   balmy