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Meaning of HEAL

Pronunciation:  heel

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

HEAL is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Heal\, v. t. [See {Hele}.]
    To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
  2. \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
             Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
                                                   --Matt. viii.
    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.
  3. \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.
  4. \Heal\, n. [AS. h?lu, h?l. See {Heal}, v. t.]
    Health. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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