• WordNet 3.6
    • adj healing tending to cure or restore to health "curative powers of herbal remedies","her gentle healing hand","remedial surgery","a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air","a therapeutic agent","therapeutic diets"
    • n healing the natural process by which the body repairs itself
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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
    • a Healing Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words. "Here healing dews and balms abound."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n healing The act or process of making or becoming whole, sound, or well.
    • n healing Cure; the means of making whole.
    • healing Curing; curative; restorative; soothing.
    • n healing A covering. Specifically — The covering of the roof of a building.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Healing the act or process by which anything is healed or cured: the power to heal
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  • W. H. Auden
    “Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.”
  • Samuel Hahnemann
    Samuel Hahnemann
    “The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy -- to heal, as it is termed.”
  • Hebrew Proverb
    Hebrew Proverb
    “Physician, heal thyself.”
  • Bob Hoffman
    Bob Hoffman
    “Fear of the pain blinds us to the goal of healing. Only by seeing our problems clearly and experiencing them can we do something about them.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”
  • Hebrew Proverb
    Hebrew Proverb
    “Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hǽlan, hál, whole; cf. Ger. heil, Dut. heel, Ice. heill; also Eng. hail, hale, whole.


In literature:

He had even dared to break the Sabbath law, for healing on the day of rest was strictly forbidden.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
Go to him; he will give you the plan of healing.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
To-morrow this water would heal even the king's daughter who is afflicted with leprosy!
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
The galled shoulder healed, but the lame leg developed into an incurably stiff joint.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
It don't say they were healed.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
The man of healing art defended his own conduct, and blamed the stars or astrologers.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Just as a broken bone must be held in place, while healing, by a bandage or plaster cast.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
Apply the plaster and the flow ceases at once, the arm heals.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
In two instances, at least, it had the effect of healing old schisms.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Rubbing the cut with a piece of lump alum will stop the bleeding at once and help to heal.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens

In poetry:

"Yet in his time the stake blazed red,
The poor were eaten up like bread
Men knew him not; his garment's hem
No healing virtue had for them.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then the apostle wonders wrought,
And healed the sick, in Jesus' name;
The sons of Sceva vainly thought
That they had pow'r to do the fame.
"The Exorcists" by John Newton
And when our hearts shall feel a sting
From ill we meet or good we miss,
May touches of his memory bring
Fond healing, like a mother's kiss.
"Address To The Scholars Of The Village School Of ---" by William Wordsworth
Or if he languish on his couch,
God will pronounce his sins forgiv'n;
Will save him with a healing touch,
Or take his willing soul to heav'n.
"Psalm 41" by Isaac Watts
"Why wait to see in thy brief span
Its perfect flower and fruit in man?
No saintly touch can save; no balm
Of healing hath the martyr's palm.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Before the power of Truth, which God
Shall yet make Sovereign of the world,
Scattering its healing life abroad,
While Wrong 's to ruin hurl'd.
"Liberty" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

Neither Max Starks nor Isaac Redman knew how their healed injuries would react when the players returned to full practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Arla Patch — Making extraordinary art extraordinarily healing.
Tyson Chandler's knee should heal in time for the big man to be in the.
Eyelid Lacerations --Matthews said that although trauma and lacerations to the equine eyelid are common occurrences, they typically have positive healing potential as a result of the eyelid 's good blood supply.
Do you think about your salvation, a healing, an answer to prayer.
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 Faubourg Marigny 371-5074 www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com.
Yankees' Andy Pettitte to undergo X-ray to gauge healing of fractured fibula .
The Healing Field of Honor .
Finding the healing practice that's right for you.
I just got a nasty case of scratches healed up in the mare and was feeling great that I would be able to present her looking her best then the monster filly chewed her tail up overnight.
(right) Heal's Discovers Bisley extra large sa by Plant & Moss, £3,895.
Michael Brown's documentary ' High Ground ' follows a group of American veterans as they scale a mountain in the Himalayas and try to heal from their military experiences.
Lisa Hoffmann is the new owner and operator of Lisa Ann's Healing Hands.
The Art of Healing and Living.
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one doctor's mission to promote a hands-on approach to healing and diagnosis.

In science:

Each down spin at intermediate time 0 < t′ < t represents a defect, which needs to be healed at a later time.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
This allows us to build the following healing time argument for the value of the EVRW dynamic exponent.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Neglecting the quantum pressure term in the GP equations means that Eqs. (18) and (19) are valid for macroscopic motions of the condensate, i.e., excitations with wavelength larger than the healing length.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
This happens when their wavelength is larger than the healing length.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Their wavelength is of the order of the interatomic distances and slightly larger than the healing length, so that they still have collective character, but are related, roughly speaking, to a tendency to local order on the atomic scale.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids