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English definition of “balsam”

balsam

noun [C or U]     /ˈbɒl.səm/ US  /ˈbɑːl-/
a pleasant-smelling substance used as the base for medical or beauty treatments: a balsam shampooSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drugToiletry and perfumes anything believed to heal the body or mind (= make it well again): Great literature is balsam to the soul.Restoring and reviving
(Definition of balsam noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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