Ointment is a see also of balm.
As nouns the difference between ointment and balm
is that ointment
is (medicine) a viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient while balm
is any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus commiphora
of africa, arabia and india and (taxlink
) of south america.
As a verb balm is
(archaic) to anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(medicine) A viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient.
* fly in the ointment
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.
(figuratively) Something soothing.
- There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)
Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Melissa , such as lemon balm () or bee balm.
- Classical music is a sweet balm for our sorrows.
* (aromatic resin) balsam
* (plant or tree) balsam
* (soothing oil or lotion) balsam
* (something soothing) balsam
(archaic) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.
(figurative) To soothe; to mitigate.