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.
Recent Examples on the WebThe pet rescue organization Anti-Cruelty Society took to Facebook the following day, explaining that Elvis was brought to them as a stray with a fractured pelvis, which had since healed.—Cathy Free, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 The biopsy had tested only 12 tissue samples, which is why an MRI was recommended once the prostate healed from the invasive procedure.—Jeremy Helligar, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Rongen also had to heal with the trauma surrounding defender Jaiyah Saelua, a fa’afafine, or third gender, in Polynesian society.—Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 The turmoil at OpenAI won’t be easy to heal, particularly as both Altman and Brockman have joined Microsoft — a key investor that’s rumored to own 49 percent of OpenAI.—Tom Warren, The Verge, 20 Nov. 2023 His face was damaged, but the soldier had a smile on his face and his arm wrapped around the surgeon who healed him.—Tony Holt, arkansasonline.com, 19 Nov. 2023 Farrow questioned how stable a torn ACL that healed on its own would be, compared to a reconstructed one.—Katie Camero, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Many claim that these special spots, where energy enters or projects out of the earth, have an almost mystical ability to heal and transform.—Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Kids in the Spotlight for Annual Film Awards Kids In The Spotlight, which empowers youth impacted by the foster system to heal from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking, held its annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday with longtime supporter Ty Burrell.—Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English helen, from Old English hǣlan; akin to Old High German heilen to heal, Old English hāl whole — more at whole