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heal

 (hēl)
v. healed, heal·ing, heals
v.tr.
1.
a. To restore to health or soundness; cure: healed the sick patient.
b. To ease or relieve (emotional distress): Only time can heal her grief.
2. To set right; repair: healed the rift between us.
v.intr.
1.
a. To recover from an illness or injury; return to health.
b. To experience relief from emotional distress: gave the grieving family time to heal.
2. To be relieved or eliminated: The rift between them finally healed.

[Middle English healen, from Old English hǣlan; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

heal′a·ble adj.

heal

(hiːl)
vb
1. to restore or be restored to health
2. (Medicine) (intr; often foll by over or up) (of a wound, burn, etc) to repair by natural processes, as by scar formation
3. (Medicine) (tr)
a. to treat (a wound, etc) by assisting in its natural repair
b. to cure (a disease or disorder)
4. to restore or be restored to friendly relations, harmony, etc
[Old English hælan; related to Old Norse heila, Gothic hailjan, Old High German heilen; see hale1, whole]
ˈhealable adj
ˈhealer n
ˈhealing n, adj

heal

(hil)

v.t.
1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2. to repair or reconcile; settle: to heal the rift between them.
3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
v.i.
4. to effect a cure.
5. (of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend (sometimes fol. by up or over).
[before 900; Middle English helen, Old English hǣlan (c. Old Saxon hēlian, Old High German heilan, Old Norse heila, Gothic hailjan), derivative of hāl hale1, whole]
heal′er, n.

heal


Past participle: healed
Gerund: healing

Imperative
heal
heal
Present
I heal
you heal
he/she/it heals
we heal
you heal
they heal
Preterite
I healed
you healed
he/she/it healed
we healed
you healed
they healed
Present Continuous
I am healing
you are healing
he/she/it is healing
we are healing
you are healing
they are healing
Present Perfect
I have healed
you have healed
he/she/it has healed
we have healed
you have healed
they have healed
Past Continuous
I was healing
you were healing
he/she/it was healing
we were healing
you were healing
they were healing
Past Perfect
I had healed
you had healed
he/she/it had healed
we had healed
you had healed
they had healed
Future
I will heal
you will heal
he/she/it will heal
we will heal
you will heal
they will heal
Future Perfect
I will have healed
you will have healed
he/she/it will have healed
we will have healed
you will have healed
they will have healed
Future Continuous
I will be healing
you will be healing
he/she/it will be healing
we will be healing
you will be healing
they will be healing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been healing
you have been healing
he/she/it has been healing
we have been healing
you have been healing
they have been healing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been healing
you will have been healing
he/she/it will have been healing
we will have been healing
you will have been healing
they will have been healing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been healing
you had been healing
he/she/it had been healing
we had been healing
you had been healing
they had been healing
Conditional
I would heal
you would heal
he/she/it would heal
we would heal
you would heal
they would heal
Past Conditional
I would have healed
you would have healed
he/she/it would have healed
we would have healed
you would have healed
they would have healed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.heal - heal or recoverheal - heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
2.heal - get healthy again; "The wound is healing slowly"
scab - form a scab; "the wounds will eventually scab"
skin over - grow new skin over an injury
granulate - form granulating tissue; "wounds and ulcers can granulate"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
3.heal - provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
aid, help - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
recuperate - restore to good health or strength

heal

verb
1. (sometimes with up) mend, get better, get well, cure, regenerate, show improvement The bruising had gone, but it was six months before it all healed.
2. cure, restore, mend, make better, remedy, make good, make well No doctor has ever healed a broken bone. They just set them.
cure hurt, injure, wound, harm, reopen, exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, make worse
3. ease, help, soothe, lessen, alleviate, assuage, salve, ameliorate the best way to heal a broken heart
4. patch up, settle, reconcile, put right, harmonize, conciliate Sophie and her sister have healed the family rift.

heal

verb
To rectify (an undesirable or unhealthy condition):
Translations
يَشْفِييُشْفي
hojit sevyhojitzahojit
helelæge
parantua
zacijeliti
begyógyulgyógyulmeggyógyít
græîa, lækna
治る
(상처 등이) 낫다
užgydytiužgyti
sadziedētsadzīt
zahojiť sa
zacelitizaceliti se
läka
รักษา
iyileş mekiyileşmek
hàn gắn

heal

[hiːl]
A. VT [+ wound] → curar; [+ person] → sanar, curar (of de) (fig) [+ differences] → reconciliar
he tried to heal the rift with his fatherintentó salvar el distanciamiento con su padre
B. VI (also heal up) → cicatrizar

heal

[ˈhiːl]
vt
[+ injury] → guérir; [+ wound, cut] → cicatriser; [+ person] (from illness)guérir
(fig) [+ rift] → régler
to heal the wounds (in group, organization)panser les blessures
to be healed from sth [+ pain, distress] → être guéri(e) de qch
vi
[wound] → cicatriser; [bone] → guérir
The wound soon healed → La blessure a vite cicatrisé.
(= recover) [person] → se rétablir

heal

vi (Med, fig) → heilen
vt
(Med) → heilen; time heals all wounds (Prov) → die Zeit heilt alle Wunden (Prov)
(fig) differences etcbeilegen; (third party) → schlichten; they succeeded in healing the rift between themes gelang ihnen, die Kluft zwischen ihnen zu überbrücken

heal

[hiːl]
1. vt (wound) → guarire, cicatrizzare; (person) → guarire (fig) (differences) → appianare
2. vi (also heal up) → cicatrizzarsi

heal

(hiːl) verb
(often with up) (especially of cuts, wounds etc) to make or become healthy; to (cause to) return to a normal state or condition. That scratch will heal (up) in a couple of days; this ointment will soon heal your cuts.
ˈhealer noun
a person or thing that heals. Time is the great healer.

heal

يَشْفِي hojit se hele heilen θεραπεύω curar parantua guérir zacijeliti guarire 治る (상처 등이) 낫다 genezen helbrede zagoić cicatrizar вылечивать läka รักษา iyileşmek hàn gắn 愈合

heal

v. curar, sanar, recobrar la salud; [a wound] cicatrizar; curarse, sanarse; recobrarse.

heal

vt, vi (wound) sanar, cicatrizar; (in general) curarse
References in classic literature ?
Would you, therefore, that your physician heal the bodily evil?
See there, Auguste,' she would say; `the blind man was a beggar, poor and loathsome; therefore, he would not heal him afar off
It is also said that the student is glad to get wounds in the face, because the scars they leave will show so well there; and it is also said that these face wounds are so prized that youths have even been known to pull them apart from time to time and put red wine in them to make them heal badly and leave as ugly a scar as possible.
Laws bless you, honey, when I's slav' aroun', en dey 'buses me, if I knows you's a-sayin' dat, 'way off yonder somers, it'll heal up all de sore places, en I kin stan' 'em.
My first doth affliction denote, Which my second is destin'd to feel And my whole is the best antidote That affliction to soften and heal.
My wretched feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden: sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
To put that dress upon her, and to cast off what she wore - to take her on my arm again, and wander towards home - to stop sometimes upon the road, and heal her bruised feet and her worse-bruised heart - was all that I thowt of now.
My left arm, though it presented no bad symptoms, took in the natural course so long to heal that I was still unable to get a coat on.
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.
Well have ye judg'd, well ended long debate, Synod of Gods, and like to what ye are, Great things resolv'd; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spight of Fate, Neerer our ancient Seat; perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence with neighbouring Arms And opportune excursion we may chance Re-enter Heav'n; or else in some milde Zone Dwell not unvisited of Heav'ns fair Light Secure, and at the brightning Orient beam Purge off this gloom; the soft delicious Air, To heal the scarr of these corrosive Fires Shall breath her balme.
For, if you observed, he rose in his stirrups, as thereby meaning to overcast the mark; and so he would have done, but Fangs happening to bound up at the very moment, received a scratch, which I will be bound to heal with a penny's breadth of tar.
My good friend,' said the youth, 'be of good cheer, for I can soon heal your leg,' and with these words he poured some of the precious water over the wolf's paw, and in a minute the animal was springing about sound and well on all fours.