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heal Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb heal or recover
    mend.
    • My broken leg is mending
  2. verb get healthy again
    • The wound is healing slowly
  3. verb provide a cure for, make healthy again
    cure; bring around.
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
    • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to
WordNet

Heal transitive verb
Etymology
See Hele.
Definitions
  1. To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like. Obs.
Heal transitive verb
Etymology
OE. helen, hælen, AS. hælan, fr. hal hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. helian, D. heelen, G. heilen, Goth. hailjan. See Whole.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Healed ; present participle & verbal noun Healing
Definitions
  1. To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
    Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. Matt. viii. 8.
  2. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
    I will heal their backsliding. Hos. xiv. 4.
  3. To restore to original purity or integrity.
    Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters. 2 Kings ii. 21.
  4. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
Heal intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.
    Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves. Shak.
Heal noun
Etymology
AS. hlu, hl. See Heal, v. t.
Definitions
  1. Health. Obs. Chaucer.

Webster 1913


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