Healing



[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 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.
3.
to free from evil; cleanse; purify:
to heal the soul.
verb (used without object)
4.
to effect a cure.
5.
(of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often followed by up or over).
/hiːl/
verb
1.
to restore or be restored to health
2.
(intransitive; often foll by over or up) (of a wound, burn, etc) to repair by natural processes, as by scar formation
3.
(transitive)

4.
to restore or be restored to friendly relations, harmony, etc
n.

“restoration to health,” Old English hæling; see heal. Figurative sense of “restoration of wholeness” is from early 13c.; meaning “touch that cures” is from 1670s.
v.

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.

heal (hēl)
v. healed, heal·ing, heals

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