- healing by first intention,
- healing by second intention,
- healing by third intention,
Origin of healing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of heal
Examples from the Web for healing
But we also live with healing, with love, with activism, with a voice.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thinks as much as he is healing his callers they are healing him.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He considered music to be a healing art, an “uplifting” art.
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Griefby Martha Whitmore Hickman.
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Lossby Pat Schwiebert.
Our meaning will perhaps be made clear by an illustration from the healing art.The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures|Frederick von Schlegel
No healing process can help you here to undo your clumsy surgery and want of skill.
The healing silence of a common love in the presence of a common grief settled upon the strangely matched couple.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Then he laid his commands upon Pan, the god of healing, who sprinkled powerful remedies on the wound, which gave instant relief.Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell
You may have made me suffer then; but it was a healing hurt you dealt me.The Lion's Skin|Rafael Sabatini
- to treat (a wound, etc) by assisting in its natural repair
- to cure (a disease or disorder)
Word Origin for heal
"restoration to health," Old English hæling; see heal. Figurative sense of "restoration of wholeness" is from early 13c.; meaning "touch that cures" is from 1670s.
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.