Meaning of heal

heal

Pronunciation: (hēl), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
  2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile: They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful.
  3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
—v.i.
  1. to effect a cure.
  2. (of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often fol. by up or over).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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