self-heal

noun

: a blue-flowered Eurasian mint (Prunella vulgaris) that is naturalized throughout North America and is held to have medicinal properties useful in herbal medicine

Examples of self-heal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in 21 years of observing orangutans at this park, scientists have never seen an individual self-heal a wound using Akar Kuning. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2024 Computer simulations suggest that aluminum and silver should also self-heal, but the researchers don't know whether alloys such as steel can perform this feat. Lucy Tu, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-heal was before the 12th century

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“Self-heal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-heal. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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