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Meaning of “heal” in the English Dictionary

"heal" in British English

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healverb [I or T]

uk   us   /hiːl/
B2 to make or ​become well again, ​especially after a ​cut or other ​injury: The ​wounds were ​gradually healing (up). The ​plastercasthelps to heal the ​brokenbone. If a ​badsituation or ​painfulemotion 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 ​growingrift between the two ​sides. A ​brokenhearttakes a ​longtime to heal.

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healing
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈhiː.lɪŋ/
This ​herb has been used in healing for ​centuries.
(Definition of heal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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healverb [I/T]

 us   /hil/
to make or ​becomehealthy or ​whole again: [I] As ​peopleage, they ​tend to heal more ​slowly. [T] Steroids are ​produced by the ​body to ​help heal ​damagedtissue.
(Definition of heal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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