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balsem

Definitions of balsem
  1. n an ointment containing a fragrant resin

    Type of:
    balsemgeur, crème, melis, melisse, smeerseltje, trekzalf, wondzalf, zalf, zalfolie
    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    n any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes

    Types:
    balsemgeur, melis, melisse
    any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing
    perubalsem
    dark brown syrupy balsam from the Peruvian balsam tree used especially in dressing wounds and treating certain skin diseases

    n the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    Synonyms: geruststelling, opbeuring, soelaas, solaas, troost, vertroosting
    Type of:
    geruststelling
    assistance in time of difficulty

    n the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    Synonyms: opbeuring, soelaas, solaas, troost, vertroosting
    Types:
    lichtzijde, zonkant, zonzijde
    a consoling aspect of a difficult situation
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