verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of heal
Examples from the Web for heal
To break her self-destructive cycle and heal, she decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo.Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’|Marlow Stern|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had decided we would make a film together because we both agreed about the importance of art as a way to heal.
Heal STL was destroyed, as were several other shops and offices contained in the building that went up in smoke Monday night.
Then Heal STL was burned down Monday like a moribund body for cremation.
The rescued male was in better condition and his fractured wing began to heal without surgery.
Bert's wound took some time to heal, and when it did heal, a scar remained that kept its place for many years after.Bert Lloyd's Boyhood|J. McDonald Oxley
As he did so his hand began to heal, and when he received absolution there was no trace left of the burn.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
And did the wound suppurate, or heal by the first intention?More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
The functions of these societies were to call the game, to heal diseases, and to give occult powers.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
Say not so, darling,—time will heal your wound; he was not worthy of you, Ellen.The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1|Johannes Scotus
British Dictionary definitions for heal
- to treat (a wound, etc) by assisting in its natural repair
- to cure (a disease or disorder)
Word Origin for heal
Word Origin and History for heal
Old English hælan "cure; save; make whole, sound and well," from Proto-Germanic *hailjan (cf. Old Saxon helian, Old Norse heila, Old Frisian hela, Dutch helen, German heilen, Gothic ga-hailjan "to heal, cure"), literally "to make whole" (see health). Related: Healed; healing.