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heal

verb [I or T] uk   /hiːl/ us  
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. 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.
healing
noun [U] uk   /ˈhiː.lɪŋ/ us  
This herb has been used in healing for centuries.
(Definition of heal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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