Heal meaning

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To make sound, well, or healthy again; restore to health.

Heal the sick.

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To become closed or scarred.
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To become well or healthy again; be cured.
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To set right; repair.

Healed the rift between us.

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To free from grief, troubles, evil, etc.
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Heal is defined as to make or become healthy, or to be comforted again.

An example of heal is an acupuncturist taking away a person's migraines.

An example of heal is a broken bone growing back together.

An example of heal is a person becoming happy again after a break up.

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To cover, as for protection.
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To make better from a disease, wound, etc.; to revive or cure.

This bandage will heal your cut.

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(intransitive) To become better.

Bandages allow cuts to heal.

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To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt.

To heal dissensions.

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(obsolete) Health.

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To be relieved or eliminated.

The rift between them finally healed.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of heal - hele

Origin of heal

  • Middle English healen from Old English hǣlan kailo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English helen, from Old English hǣlan (“to heal, cure, save, greet, salute”), from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną (“to heal, make whole, save”), from Proto-Indo-European *koil- (“safe, unharmed”). Cognate with Scots hale, hail (“to heal”), Eastern Frisian heila, heilen (“to heal”), West Frisian hielje, Dutch helen (“to heal”), German heilen (“to heal”), Danish hele, Swedish hela (“to heal”). More at whole.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English helen, hilen, from Old English helan (“to conceal, cover, hide”), from Proto-Germanic *helaną (“to hide, stash”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to hide, conceal”). Cognate with Scots heal (“to cover, hide, conceal, keep secret”), Dutch helen (“to conceal”), German hehlen (“to conceal”), Latin cēlō (“conceal”). Related to hole, hull.

    From Wiktionary