Simple Definition of heal
: to become healthy or well again
: to make (someone or something) healthy or well again
Full Definition of heal
1 a : to make sound or whole <heal a wound> b : to restore to health
2 a : to cause (an undesirable condition) to be overcome : mend <the troubles … had not been forgotten, but they had been healed — William Power> b : to patch up (a breach or division) <heal a breach between friends>
3 : to restore to original purity or integrity <healed of sin>
: to return to a sound state
Examples of heal
You've got to give the injury time to heal.
After the divorce, he needed some time to heal.
The ointment will help heal the wound.
Origin of heal
Middle English helen, from Old English hǣlan; akin to Old High German heilen to heal, Old English hāl whole — more at whole
First Known Use: before 12th century
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