heal


heal
heal (v.) O.E. hælan "cure; save; make whole, sound and well," from P.Gmc. *hailjan (Cf. O.S. helian, O.N. heila, O.Fris. hela, Du. helen, Ger. heilen, Goth. ga-hailjan "to heal, cure"), lit. "to make whole" (see HEALTH (Cf. health)). Related: Healed; HEALING (Cf. healing).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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