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v. healed, heal·ing, heals
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.
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.
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The research, published in Science, by researchers led by Professor Takuzo Aida from the University of Tokyo, promises healable glass that could potentially be used in phone screens and other fragile devices, which they say are an important challenge for sustainable societies.
Expanding the range of healable materials is an important challenge for sustainable societies," according the researchers, who are from Tokyo.
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