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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.

healing

  • balsam - First referred to an aromatic resinous substance with healing or soothing properties.
  • healing, curing - Healing is a process in which an organism's health is restored; curing is a method that promotes healing.
  • psychiatry - From Greek psykhe, "mind," and iatreia, "healing."
  • salve - The main semantic element is "healing," but the etymological meaning is "oily substance."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.healing - the natural process by which the body repairs itselfhealing - the natural process by which the body repairs itself
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
convalescence, recuperation, recovery - gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
conglutination, union - healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
Adj.1.healing - tending to cure or restore to healthhealing - tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

healing

adjective
1. restoring, medicinal, therapeutic, remedial, restorative, curative, analeptic, sanative Get in touch with the body's own healing abilities.
2. soothing, comforting, gentle, mild, assuaging, palliative, emollient, lenitive, mitigative I place my hands on their head in a healing way, and calm them down.
Translations

healing

[ˈhiːlɪŋ]
A. ADJcurativo, sanativo
B. Ncuración f

healing

nHeilung f; (of wound)(Zu)heilen nt
adj (Med) → Heil-, heilend; (fig)besänftigend; healing processHeilprozess m; healing powersHeilkräfte pl, → heilende Kräfte pl

healing

[ˈhiːlɪŋ]
1. adj (waters, power) → curativo/a; (ointment) → curativo/a, medicamentoso/a
to have healing hands → essere un(a) pranoterapeuta m/f
2. nguarigione f

heal·ing

1. n. curación, recuperación de la salud;
___ processproceso de ___
2. curanderismo.

healing

n curación f; (wound) cicatrización f; the art of healing..el arte de curar… Steroids can retard healing..Los esteroides pueden retrasar la cicatrización; faith — curanderismo; folk — o traditional — medicina popular or tradicional, curanderismo
References in classic literature ?
Such hours are beautiful to live, but very hard to describe, so I will leave it to the imagination of my readers, merely saying that the house was full of genuine happiness, and that Meg's tender hope was realized, for when Beth woke from that long, healing sleep, the first objects on which her eyes fell were the little rose and Mother's face.
Maybe not intentionally cruel; but you seem to be forcing me into disclosures which can result in nothing; as if you would have me bare a wound for the pleasure of looking at it, without the intention or power of healing it.
The whole party moved swiftly through the narrow path, toward the north, leaving the healing waters to mingle unheeded with the adjacent brooks and the bodies of the dead to fester on the neighboring mount, without the rites of sepulture; a fate but too common to the warriors of the woods to excite either commiseration or comment.
For the sake of the minister's health, and to enable the leech to gather plants with healing balm in them, they took long walks on the sea-shore, or in the forest; mingling various walks with the splash and murmur of the waves, and the solemn wind-anthem among the tree-tops.
There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.
whereas, the healing, the solace that lie in a blessed swift death --"
While my seared soul was steeped in the healing balm of those gracious sounds, it seemed to me that I could almost resuffer the torments which had gone before, in order to be so healed again.
Aunt Polly paused, perplexed, and Tom looked for healing pity.
Mark had broken his collar bone, but it was healing well.
Jennings, though regretting that she had not been five minutes earlier, was satisfied with the compromise; and Elinor, as she swallowed the chief of it, reflected, that though its effects on a colicky gout were, at present, of little importance to her, its healing powers, on a disappointed heart might be as reasonably tried on herself as on her sister.
The healing tears had not come gently; they had burst from her with a torturing, passionate vehemence -- but Norah had never left her till the struggle was over, and the calm had come.
I see her father, aged and bent, but otherwise restored, and faithful to all men in his healing office, and at peace.