1) n. - An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
2) n. - The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.
3) n. - Any fragrant ointment.
4) n. - Anything that heals or that mitigates pain.
5) v. i. - To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate.
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