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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.

Origin: oe. Helen, haelen, as. Halan, fr. Hal hale, sound, whole; akin to os. Helian, D. Heelen, g. Heilen, goth. Hailjan. See whole.