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.