Heal Heal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Healed} (h[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Healing}.] [OE. helen, h[ae]len, AS. h[=ae]lan, fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. h[=e]lian, D. heelen, G. heilen, Goth. hailjan. See {Whole}.] 1. To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health. [1913 Webster]

Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. --Matt. viii. 8. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound. [1913 Webster]

I will heal their backsliding. --Hos. xiv. 4. [1913 Webster]

3. To restore to original purity or integrity. [1913 Webster]

Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters. --2 Kings ii. 21. [1913 Webster]

4. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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