[ hee-ling ]
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  1. curing or curative; prescribed or helping to heal.

  2. growing sound; getting well; mending.

  1. the act or process of regaining health: a new drug to accelerate healing.

Origin of healing

First recorded before 1000; Middle English heelyng (adjective), helynge (noun); Old English hǣlinge (noun); equivalent to heal + -ing2 for the adjective, heal + -ing1 for the noun

Other words from healing

  • heal·ing·ly, adverb
  • self-healing, adjective
  • un·heal·ing, adjective

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