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Dictionary Definition

heal

Verb

1 heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending" [syn: mend]
2 get healthy again; "The wound is healing slowly"
3 provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to" [syn: bring around, cure]

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English

Etymology

hælan

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Homophones

Verb

  1. To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
    "This band-aid will heal your cut."
  2. To become better.
    "Band-aids allow cuts to heal."

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West Frisian

Noun

heal
Example
  1. "De grinstroepen wienen heal soldaat en heal boer." (The ground troops were half soldiers and half farmers.)

Adjective

  1. mid-, in the middle of
Example
  1. "De flinter fleant fan heal juny ôf oant heal septimber." (The adult butterflies are on the wing from mid-July through mid-September.)

Extensive Definition

Heal may refer to:
  • Healing, the process of repair and regeneration of damaged organic tissue.
  • Heal (album), the Sacred Reich album.
  • Heal (magazine), a consumer magazine for cancer survivors published by CURE Media Group.
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See also

heal in Japanese: ヒール

Synonyms, Antonyms and 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, restore to health, revitalize, right itself, rub, scab over, set, settle, splint, strap, treat, work a cure
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