balm balm  /ˈbɑm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
  2. (n) any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He offers exclamations, not balm: John McCain wants to make 'em citizens! Mike Huckabee gave them college scholarships! And McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts!.
  2. It will also be a balm for a nation still hurting from the death of 70,000 in the May 12 earthquake.
  3. But what a baseball player he is, and what a year it was, and what balm he brought to a nation that seemed to spend the year flaying its flesh.

News

  1. Our militarized XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    In my eight months in Tucson I have learned much about the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Stories about it are told in Utah, but distance is a balm.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Notre Dame, Texas A&M to Release School-Themed Fragrance Lines to Fans

    Have you ever wanted to smell like your favorite university? Even if you haven’t, Notre Dame fans and Texas A&M fans will have the opportunity to. The two schools plan to release signature fragrances in the fall. ND Gold Eau De Toilette, the fragrance for men, will include cologne, hair and body wash, aftershave balm, hand sanitizer […]
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. Whitefish lip-balm maker seeks expansion incentives

    Owners of the Whitefish-based Hurraw! lip balm company have asked the city of Whitefish for property tax incentives and financial help with utility lines and impact fees as they plan to build a new ma
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Daily Inter Lake

Quotes

  1. "Work, I found, was the best balm," Ginsburg said in 2001.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I would like to give some credit to the Burner Balm line for adding that extra spark I sometimes need during the season," said Andre Ethier.
    on Oct 26, 2009 By: Andre Ethier Source: Reuters

  3. "The best balm or salve was the game-winner," Wainwright said, referring to Burns' decisive basket with 6 seconds left against Northwestern.
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Jerry Wainwright Source: Chicago Daily Herald

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