• WordNet 3.6
    • v heal provide a cure for, make healthy again "The treatment cured the boy's acne","The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
    • v heal get healthy again "The wound is healing slowly"
    • v heal heal or recover "My broken leg is mending"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs
    • n Heal Health.
    • v. t Heal hēl To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
    • v. i Heal hēl To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals ; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over. "Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves."
    • Heal To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health. "Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed ."
    • Heal To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
    • Heal To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound. "I will heal their backsliding."
    • Heal To restore to original purity or integrity. "Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heal To make whole or sound; restore to health or soundness; cure: as, to heal the sick.
    • heal To restore to wholesome conditions; remove something evil or noxious from: purify; cleanse; strengthen.
    • heal To remedy; remove, repair, or counteract by salutary or beneficial means: as, to heal a quarrel or a breach.
    • heal To grow whole or sound; return to a sound state: with reference to a wound, sometimes with up or over.
    • n heal Health; well-being.
    • heal To hide; conceal; keep secret.
    • heal To cover, as for protection. To cover or overlay, as a roof with tiles, slates, tin, etc.
    • heal To cover (the roots of trees and plants), usually in an inclined or slanting position, with soil, after they have been taken out of the ground, and before setting them permanently: generally used with in.
    • heal A variant spelling of heel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Heal hēl to make whole and healthy: to cure: to remove or subdue what is evil: to restore to soundness, to remedy, repair
    • v.i Heal to grow sound:—pr.p. heal′ing; pa.p. healed
    • adj Heal tending to cure, mild
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  • Don Walk
    Don Walk
    “It's easy to point when you can't heal it.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.”
  • Hebrew Proverb
    Hebrew Proverb
    “Physician, heal thyself.”
  • Hebrew Proverb
    Hebrew Proverb
    “Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones.”
  • Rebecca Falls
    Rebecca Falls
    “One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.”
  • Ivan Illich
    Ivan Illich
    “Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. helen, hælen, AS. hǣlan, fr. hāl, hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. hēlian, D. heelen, G. heilen, Goth. hailjan,. See Whole


In literature:

I have here made two suggestions which may help to show how mental healing may be brought about.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
It is the bitter sorrow which refuses to be healed, which fills the heart with a ceaseless unrest.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
We are to heal as though some day we may need to be healed.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Like amulets, they were formerly worn on the body, either as prophylactics or as healing agents.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Apply the solution to the wound three or four times a day until healed.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Then you shall be healed, and you shall know why he has continued to punish you.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
The king healed his eyes with it.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
The eschar separated in about twelve days and the wounds were healed.
"An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers" by John Higginbottom
Nevertheless these days made, in the main, for peace and healing.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
At the outset, it is proper to state that I have no professional nor pecuniary interest in any method of healing.
"The Arena" by Various
A physician can't heal the sick unless there's healing in his own soul.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Long openly denounced Christian Healing as but another form of spiritualism, and admonished his flock to beware of ravening wolves.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
May you not be speaking against God's power to heal, to make whole?
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Wounds larger than this size take years to heal and endanger the life of the tree.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Do not try to deliver, or to heal yourselves.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
When he awoke in the morning his mind was healed.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Prayer brought comfort and a passionate healing self-abasement.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then the old man sent his son to make a healing salve out of herbs, to take away the soreness from Wainamoinen's knee.
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
Will some of your readers kindly tell me in what edition of the Prayer Book the "Prayers at the Healing" are last met with?
"Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853" by Various
If the sick are not healed, if the dead are not raised to-day, be sure it is not God's fault.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston

In poetry:

Tho' more gentle nymphs surround me,
Kindly pitying what I feel,
Only you have power to wound me;
SYLVIA, only you can heal.
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The healing of His seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch Him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.
"Immortal love, forever full" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How is our nature spoiled by sin!
Yet nature ne'er hath found
The way to make the conscience clean,
Or heal the painful wound.
"Hymn 38 part 1" by Isaac Watts
A grief alike to wound and heal,
A thought to soothe and pain,
The sad, sweet pride that mothers feel
To her must still remain.
"William Francis Bartlett" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I am the Other–I who come
To heal the wound she gave,
The wound that struck your fond words dumb,
And left your world a grave.
"The Other" by Anna Johnston MacManus
He heard, and with a gracious look,
Pronounced the healing word;
I will, be clean - and while he spoke
I felt my health restored.
"The Leper" by John Newton

In news:

50 years later: Time doesn't heal all wounds.
First Aid Kit (with Dylan LeBlanc and Indian Blanket) heal all lonely hearts at the Firebird, Saturday, October 6.
Time does heal all wounds.
"It will heal," she said, dabbing my bloody knee.
Millions from claims bill won't heal Eric Brody's wounds.
Time to heal all of Rose's injuries.
Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds.
The human body has a remarkable ability to heal from wounds.
But her real passion, nurtured by more than four decades of studying with doctors, scientists, healers and spiritual leaders from around the world, lies in the holistic healing of mind, body and soul.
Healer 's Corner: Unna's boot heals stasis leg ulcers.
At the Center for Pranic Healing, a small studio in a dull Davie office complex, Ricky Williams is cradling in his thick arms a middle-aged woman with bleached-blond hair.
Healing is Ricky's here and now.
At the Center for Pranic Healing, a small studio in a dull Davie office complex, Ricky Williams is cradling in his thick arms a middle-aged woman with bleach-blond hair.
Jesus Christ spent much of His time here on earth healing the people of all kinds of diseases.
President Obama told an audience in Nevada on Monday that he will be regularly announcing "executive actions" his administration will take to "heal the economy" without the "dysfunctional" Congress.

In science:

Introducing cooling flows that selectively bring to the cluster core only the ejecta from specific categories of s tars does not help to heal the disagreement with the observations.
Manganese evolution in Omega Centauri: a clue to the cluster formation mechanisms?
Such concepts of self-organizing networks (SON) have been introduced in 3GPP standard (3GPP TS 32.521) to add network management and intelligence features so that the network is able to optimize, reconfigure and heal itself in order to reduce costs and improve network performance and flexibility .
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
In this state, the injected code takes charge of the program and added components take charge of appropriate functionalities to heal the application back to a stable state.
Self-Healing by Means of Runtime Execution Profiling
Results from experimentations are also presented that showed the usability of the proposed technique for self-healing applications.
Self-Healing by Means of Runtime Execution Profiling
Construct P ¯νλ from a graphical representation on Z × R as outlined above by adding healing events on (x, 0) for each x ∈ Z≥0 .
Scaling of a random walk on a supercritical contact process
In the contact process, infected sites heal spontaneously.
Scaling of a random walk on a supercritical contact process
V1 at which either W jumps or there is a healing event at the position of the random walk.
Scaling of a random walk on a supercritical contact process
Fig. 13 Momentum distributions for Ns randomly distributed black, i.e., static solitons (symbols), showing a k−2 power law behaviour between the scale kns given by the mean soliton separation and kkink given by the healing length.
Non-thermal fixed points: universality, topology, & turbulence in Bose gases
The momentum distributions show a k−2 power law behaviour between the scale kns corresponding to the mean soliton separation and kkink which marks the healing length scale.
Non-thermal fixed points: universality, topology, & turbulence in Bose gases
The main difference is that for random-field systems we have to distinguish between the local damage d(ϕ) which determines the healing probability [first term in (10)] and the average damage D which determines the damaging probability of a site [second term in (10)].
Damage spreading in random field systems
The question whether the damage spreads or heals can be answered by means of the eigenvalues of A.
Damage spreading in random field systems
If both eigenvalues are negative the damage heals, if at least one of them is positive the damage spreads.
Damage spreading in random field systems
This equation shows that the healing probability is proportional to the local magnetization.
Damage spreading in random field systems
This fictitious flux tube is invisible to the spinon condensate and its main purpose is to heal the branch cut that would otherwise occur in the holon order parameter, just as vison does in the Z2 theory.
Flux tubes, visons, and vortices in spin-charge separated superconductors
However, as one approaches a certain length scale (the healing length of the condensate) the background metric description breaks down and the low energy notion of microcausality no longer holds.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance