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healing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

tending to cure disease or restore health
  • the native peoples of South America recognized the healing powers of the dried bark of the cinchona tree, formerly used as a specific in malaria

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healing

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of healing (Entry 2 of 3)

the process or period of gradually regaining one's health and strength
  • the long period of healing following the operation

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healing

verb
present participle of heal

Synonyms & Antonyms of healing (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to restore to a healthy condition
  • a low-fat vegetarian diet, moderate exercise, and stress management help heal a diseased heart
  • heal the sick

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2 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • most of the soldiers could go home while they were still healing from their wounds

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3 to bring about recovery from
  • time heals all wounds, even those of the heart

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“Healing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/healing. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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