Heal, v. t. [See Hele.]

To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.

[Obs.]

 

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Heal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Healed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Healing.] [OE. helen, haelen, AS. h�xd6;lan, fr. hal hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. h&emac;lian, 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

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Heal (?), v. i.

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.

 

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Heal, n. [AS. hlu, hl. See Heal, v. t.]

Health.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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