Definition of 'balm'
Example sentences containing 'balm'
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Marriage itself can be a healing balm for many of our early hurts. Christianity Today (2000)All confirmed its mythical status as a top healing balm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For others it is the balm and beauty of the river that matter most. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The richness of colour and refinement are a balm for your soul. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it is not just balm for the soul. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Top with the skewers and lemon balm to serve. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The only two herbs my grandad grew in his garden were mint and lemon balm. The Sun (2014)Reduce the size of invasive herbs such as lemon balm if they are getting too big for their space. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Rather than wear heavy lipstick, try a tinted lip balm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Clean + Prepare is a very good balm for normal skin. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tear the lemon balm and throw it in too, if using. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At night, massage on a light oil or balm using gentle upward circular motion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)BB is short for blemish balm or beauty balm and is packed with little gems to perfect your complexion. The Sun (2014)Work some balm into an oil then massage into your face, letting the cranberry and avocado oils do their thing. The Sun (2014)Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart. The Sun (2016)It's also proof that you don't need to spend a fortune on a beauty balm to get a good result. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Growing - lemon balm makes best growth in fairly rich moist soil in a sunny position, although it is a tolerant plant. Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)After the hell of a miserable marriage, sweet solitude must be balm to the soul, and not something to give up lightly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I have found a kind of peace, it's been like a healing balm to be quite honest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The solution is to use lip balm, skin moisturiser and avoid taking long hot baths or showers, which strip the skin of its protective oils. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'balm'
Used Occasionally. balm is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'balm'
British English: balm NOUN
Balm is a sweet-smelling oil that is used to make creams that heal wounds.
...a jar of lip balm.
Definition of balm from the Collins English Dictionary
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