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.

Origin of healing

before 1000; Middle English heelyng (adj.), helynge (noun), Old English hǣlinge (noun). See heal, -ing2, -ing1
Related formsheal·ing·ly, adverbself-heal·ing, adjectiveun·heal·ing, adjective
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"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.

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