time heals all wounds

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of time heals all wounds

used to say that feelings of sadness, disappointment, etc., gradually go away as time passes
  • I thought I would never be able to love again, but, as they say, time heals all wounds.

Word by Word Definitions

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

heal play heals
  1. : to make free from injury or disease : to make sound or whole

  2. : to make well again : to restore to health

  3. : to cause (an undesirable condition) to be overcome : mend

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

wound play wounds
  1. : an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (such as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues

  2. : a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent

  3. : a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  1. : to cause a wound to or in

  2. : to inflict a wound

  1. : past tense and past participle of wind


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