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Heal, v. t. Etym: [See Hele.]
Defn: To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like. [Obs.]
heal Heal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Healed; p. pr. & vb. n. Healing.] Etym: [OE. helen, hælen, AS. hælan, fr. hal hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. helian, D. heelen, G. heilen, Goth. hailjan. See Whole.]
1. 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. Matt. viii. 8.
2. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound. I will heal their backsliding. Hos. xiv. 4.
3. To restore to original purity or integrity. Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters. 2 Kings ii. 21.
4. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
heal Heal, v. i.
Defn: 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. Shak.
heal Heal, n. Etym: [AS. h, h. See Heal, v. t.]
Defn: Health. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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