Heal

Definition of Heal

Pronunciation: hēld
v. t.1.To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
1.To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
[imp. & p. p. Healed (hēld); p. pr. & vb. n. Healing.]
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.
v. i.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.
n.1.Health.

Related Words

bandage, bathe, bring around, bring round, care for, cicatrize, close up, cure, diagnose, doctor, flux, give care to, granulate, heal over, improve, knit, massage, mend, minister to, nurse, operate on, patch up, physic, plaster, poultice, pull round, purge, reconcile, recover, recuperate, recure, rejuvenate, remedy, renew, repair, restore to health, revitalize, right itself, rub, scab over, set, settle, splint, strap, treat, work a cure
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