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.
Recent Examples of heal from the Web
That would heal my PTSD, adrenal problems and my relationship with skiing.
He was nursed back to health at a shelter, and neutered and healed when he was adopted to a woman with children.
Members believe faith will heal all ailments and death is God's will.
The conference involves topics such as astrology, channeling, healing energies and connections.
A year after their gay teen son's suicide, his parents invite the family of a classmate who tormented him over in an attempt to heal and move on with their lives.
The problem is knowing which wounds would have healed over time on their own.
The Reds wanted to be sure he was fully healed from his strained teres major muscle before returning him to the majors for the first time in more than two months.
The United States doesn’t actually spend all that much on feeding, housing, and healing the unfortunate.
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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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