HEAL, v.t. [L. celo; Heb. to be whole or entire, all.]1. To cure of a disease or wound and restore to soundness, or to that state of body in which the natural functions are regularly performed; as, to heal the sick. Speak, and my servant shall be healed. Matt.8.2. To cure; to remove or subdue; as, to heal a disease.3. To cause to cicatrize; as, to heal a sore or wound.4. To restore to soundness; as, to heal a wounded limb.5. To restore purity to; to remove feculence or foreign matter. Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters. 2 Kings.2.6. To remove, as differences or dissension; to reconcile, as parties at variance; as, to heal a breach or difference.7. In Scripture, to forgive; to cure moral disease and restore soundness. I will heal their backsliding. Hos.14.8. To purify from corruptions, redress grievances and restore to prosperity. Jer.14.9. To cover, as a roof with tiles, slate, lead, &c.
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; it will heal up or over.