heal

To heal is to recover or become healthy again. You'll need to wait until your blisters heal before you put your hiking boots back on and climb Mt. Everest.

They say time can heal, or cure, a broken heart, while you can be sure that rest, an ice pack, and propping your foot up will heal your twisted ankle. The Proto-Germanic word khailaz, which means "to make whole" is the root of both heal and the closely related word health. Don't confuse heal with heel, which is the back part of your foot or the command that makes a dog stop.

Definitions of heal
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v heal or recover

Synonyms:
mend
Type of:
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better

v get healthy again

“The wound is healing slowly”
Types:
scab
form a scab
skin over
grow new skin over an injury
granulate
form granulating tissue
Type of:
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better

v provide a cure for, make healthy again

“The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to”
Synonyms:
bring around, cure
Types:
recuperate
restore to good health or strength
Type of:
aid, help
improve the condition of

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