curing or curative; prescribed or helping to heal.
growing sound; getting well; mending.
the act or process of regaining health: a new drug to accelerate healing.
- heal·ing·ly, adverb
- self-healing, adjective
- un·heal·ing, adjective
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How to use healing in a sentence
He said safety is the result of a commitment to rehabilitation, healing and accountability in the justice system.Task force that includes D.C. attorney general suggests city ‘divest’ from police, with sweeping changes to justice system | Justin Wm. Moyer | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The first episode features a dozen different narratives about sex outside, including one about healing from sexual trauma and a few about sexual encounters on the road.
Boss emphasized the importance of cultivating resilience and tolerance for uncertainty as part of your healing.Politics and conspiracy theories are fracturing relationships. Here’s how to grieve those broken bonds. | Jeff Schrum | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The church, which offers salvation for the soul, is also offering protection and healing for the physical body.Churches pair up with clinics to deliver coronavirus vaccine to those who need it most | Jenna Portnoy | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite the healing sound of his voice, Springsteen is ultimately preaching reconciliation without reckoning — which after January’s Capitol siege is no longer an acceptable path toward progress.If Bruce Springsteen’s Jeep commercial doesn’t bum you out, congrats on the purchase of your new Jeep | Chris Richards | February 7, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Raising the Turkish flag was very healing for me, and I think a little for Turkey as well,” says Hayes, choking up a bit.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler | Marlow Stern | November 14, 2014 | THE 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.
There is none to judge thy judgment to bind it up: thou hast no healing medicines.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
But this is not the usual sense; it commonly means healing, cure, or remedy; see Guarison in Cotgrave.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
He left the hall, and went out on the lawn where the sun shone, and where the pure spring air came to him like some healing balm.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
The healing of the paralytic has been regarded as a type of the restoration of the soul paralyzed by sin.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Thanks to the solitude where this house was ensconced in, the period necessary for the healing of the child ran peacefully by.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue