lip balm

`lip ,balm noun count or uncount
a substance that you put on your lips if they are dry and sore

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • lip balm — n [U and C] a substance used to protect dry lips …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lip balm — Chap stick redirects here. For the lip balm brand, see ChapStick. A tube of ChapStick Lip balm or lip salve is a wax like substance applied topically to the lips of the mouth to relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold… …   Wikipedia

  • lip balm — noun a balm applied to the lips • Hypernyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve * * * lip balm UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip balm — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lip balm : singular lip balm plural lip balms a substance that you put on your lips if they are dry and sore …   English dictionary

  • lip balm — n. balm for the lips …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lip balm — noun a substance topically applied to the lips of the mouth to relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis or stomatitis, and cold sores. Syn: lip salve …   Wiktionary

  • lip balm — /ˈllp bam/ (say lip bahm) noun 1. a preparation designed to be applied to the lips to protect them from chapping, or to soothe lips already chapped. 2. a cosmetic dispenser containing a stick of such a preparation …   Australian English dictionary

  • lip balm — noun (C, U) AmE a substance used to protect dry lips …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lip gloss — is a cosmetic product used primarily to give lips a mildly glossy lustre and sometimes subtle color. It is distributed as a liquid or a soft solid (not to be confused with lip balm, which generally has medicinal purposes). It can be completely… …   Wikipedia

  • balm — [ba:m US ba:m, ba:lm] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: baume, from Latin balsamum; BALSAM] 1.) an oily liquid with a strong pleasant smell that you rub into your skin, often to reduce pain ▪ lip balm 2.) literary something that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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