- to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
- to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile: They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
- to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
- to effect a cure.
- (of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often followed by up or over).
Origin of heal
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Antonyms for heal
Related Words for healedrepair, soothe, reconcile, restore, regenerate, rebuild, rejuvenate, revive, rehabilitate, settle, treat, alleviate, mend, fix, improve, medicate, set, attend, doctor, revivify
Examples from the Web for healed
Contemporary Examples of healed
When her wounds have healed, perhaps Mack can use her newfound celebrity to help others in danger.Christy Mack: The Porn World Unites Over A Fallen Comrade
August 16, 2014
The Great War claimed many more victims long after the torn, corpse-strewn landscape of France and Flanders had healed.Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal
Michael F. Bishop
June 28, 2014
While no one doubts that Diaz is healed, surviving brain aneurysms is not exactly miraculous.
The sick sister was healed after relics from John XXIII were placed on the fistula on her abdomen.
The Rwandan success story was not without a price, and for some the scars were slow to heal, when they healed at all.Two Decades After Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Have Made the Nation Thrive
April 2, 2014
Historical Examples of healed
You sewed this up'—and he held up his arm showing a healed scar.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
His wound had not yet healed, but he was less exhausted than Lewis.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
That slit had healed now, but the scar was always at his throat, and in both their hearts.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
I lay thinking of my distressed condition; wishing I could be healed.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
French men and women were still suffering; their wounds were not healed.My Double Life
- to restore or be restored to health
- (intr; often foll by over or up) (of a wound, burn, etc) to repair by natural processes, as by scar formation
- to treat (a wound, etc) by assisting in its natural repair
- to cure (a disease or disorder)
- to restore or be restored to friendly relations, harmony, etc
Word Origin for heal
Word Origin and History for healed
- To restore to health or soundness; cure.
- To become well; return to sound health.