Definitions for: Heal


[v] provide a cure for, make healthy again
[v] get healthy again; "The wound is healing slowly"
[v] heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"



Webster (1913) Definition: Heal, v. t. [See Hele.]
To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
[Obs.]


Heal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Healed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Healing.] [OE. helen, h[ae]len, AS. h[=ae]lan, fr. h[=a]l
hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. h[=e]lian, D. heelen, G.
heilen, Goth. hailjan. See Whole.]
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, v. i.
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, n. [AS. h?lu, h?l. See Heal, v. t.]
Health. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: cure, mend

See Also: aid, ameliorate, ameliorate, better, better, care for, cicatrise, cicatrize, granulate, help, improve, improve, meliorate, meliorate, recuperate, scab, scab over, skin over, treat

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