Balm vs Curative - What's the difference?

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Balm is a synonym of curative.


As a noun balm

is any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus commiphora'' of africa, arabia and india and ''myroxylon of south america.

As a verb balm

is (archaic) to anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.

As an adjective curative is

possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.

balm

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora'' of Africa, Arabia and India and ''Myroxylon of South America.
  • A plant or tree yielding such substance.
  • Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.
  • There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)
  • (figuratively) Something soothing.
  • Classical music is a sweet balm for our sorrows.
  • Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Melissa , such as lemon balm () or bee balm.
  • Synonyms

    * (aromatic resin) balsam * (plant or tree) balsam * (soothing oil or lotion) balsam * (something soothing) balsam

    See also

    * lotion * ointment * unguent

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
  • (figurative) To soothe; to mitigate.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Anagrams

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    curative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
  • The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the '50s was amazing at the time.

    See also

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