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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heal  \Heal\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Healed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Healing}.]  [OE.  helen,  h[ae]len,  AS  h[=ae]lan,  fr  h[=a]l 
  hale,  sound,  whole;  akin  to  OS  h[=e]lian,  D.  heelen,  G. 
  heilen,  Goth.  hailjan  See  {Whole}.] 
  1.  To  make  hale,  sound,  or  whole;  to  cure  of  a  disease, 
  wound,  or  other  derangement;  to  restore  to  soundness  or 
  health. 
 
  Speak  the  word  only,  and  my  servant  shall  be  healed. 
  --Matt.  viii. 
  8. 
 
  2.  To  remove  or  subdue;  to  cause  to  pass  away  to  cure;  -- 
  said  of  a  disease  or  a  wound. 
 
  I  will  heal  their  backsliding.  --Hos.  xiv.  4. 
 
  3.  To  restore  to  original  purity  or  integrity. 
 
  Thus  saith  the  Lord,  I  have  healed  these  waters.  --2 
  Kings  ii  21. 
 
  4.  To  reconcile,  as  a  breach  or  difference;  to  make  whole;  to 
  free  from  guilt;  as  to  heal  dissensions. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Healing  \Heal"ing\,  a. 
  Tending  to  cure;  soothing;  mollifying;  as  the  healing  art;  a 
  healing  salve;  healing  words 
 
  Here  healing  dews  and  balms  abound.  --Keble. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  healing 
  adj  :  tending  to  cure  or  restore  to  health;  "curative  powers  of 
  herbal  remedies";  "her  gentle  healing  hand";  "remedial 
  surgery";  "a  sanative  environment  of  mountains  and 
  fresh  air";  "a  therapeutic  agent";  "therapeutic  diets" 
  [syn:  {curative},  {healing(p)},  {alterative},  {remedial}, 
  {sanative},  {therapeutic}] 
  n  :  the  natural  process  by  which  the  body  repairs  itself 




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