Definition of heal
1a : to make free from injury or disease : to make sound or whole heal a woundb : to make well again : to restore to health heal the sick
2a : to cause (an undesirable condition) to be overcome : mend the troubles … had not been forgotten, but they had been healed — William Powerb : to patch up or correct (a breach or division) heal a breach between friends
3 : to restore to original purity or integrity healed of sin
: to become free from injury or disease : to return to a sound state The cut has already healed.
Examples of heal in a Sentence
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 and Etymology 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
HEAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heal for English Language Learners
: to become healthy or well again
: to make (someone or something) healthy or well again
HEAL Defined for Kids
Definition of heal for Students
: to make or become healthy or well again The cut healed slowly.
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