verb (used with object)
to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile:
They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
to free from evil; cleanse; purify:
to heal the soul.
verb (used without object)
to effect a cure.
(of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often followed by up or over).
to restore or be restored to health
(intransitive; often foll by over or up) (of a wound, burn, etc) to repair by natural processes, as by scar formation
to restore or be restored to friendly relations, harmony, etc
Old English hælan “cure; save; make whole, sound and well,” from Proto-Germanic *hailjan (cf. Old Saxon helian, Old Norse heila, Old Frisian hela, Dutch helen, German heilen, Gothic ga-hailjan “to heal, cure”), literally “to make whole” (see health). Related: Healed; healing.
v. healed, heal·ing, heals
/hiːˈliː/ noun 1. a person who is being healed
[hee-ler] /ˈhi lər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. . n. late Old English, “one who heals,” especially “savior, Jesus,” agent noun from heal (v.). As “a curative medicine” from late 14c.
/ˈhiːlɪ/ noun 1. Denis (Winston), Baron. born 1917, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1974–79); deputy leader of the Labour Party (1980–83)
[hee-ling] /ˈhi lɪŋ/ adjective 1. curing or curative; prescribed or helping to . 2. growing sound; getting well; mending. noun 3. the act or process of regaining health: a new drug to accelerate healing. [heel] /hil/ verb (used with object) 1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment. 2. to […]