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Definition of Balsam


  1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.
  2. A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
  3. An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.
  4. Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.
  5. To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.