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English definition of “heal”

heal

verb [I or T]     /hiːl/
B2 to make or become well again, especially after a cut or other injury: The wounds were gradually healing (up). The plaster cast helps to heal the broken bone.Recovering from illness If a bad situation or painful emotion heals, it ends or improves, and if something heals it, it makes it end or improve: Peace talks were held to try to heal the growing rift between the two sides. A broken heart takes a long time to heal.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancingMaking things betterBecoming better healing     /ˈhiː.lɪŋ/ noun [U] This herb has been used in healing for centuries.Recovering from illness
(Definition of heal verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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