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
Heal the Bay, which posts periodic report cards on water quality along the California coast, had noted some dramatic improvements in 2016—until the history-making storms hit.
Thursday is the six-week mark since his final operation and the point when his surgeon said the tissue around the incision on his stomach should be healed.
Reconcile with the part of you that needs healing from a wound suffered long ago.
The twins stayed at Lucile Packard for three months, fighting infections while their large wounds healed.
But the healing of the Iraqi people will take generations — healing that can begin only when the violence stops.
In addition to the $10 million in property damage, the riots left economic and emotional scars on Brick City that, in many ways, have not yet healed.
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.
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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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