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heal

heal

 
 
pronunciation:
hil
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part of speech: verb
inflections: healed, healing, heals
definition 1: to make whole or healthy again; cure.
When I got hurt I was surprised at how quickly my body healed itself.
synonyms:
cure, repair
antonyms:
aggravate
similar words:
nurse, remedy, treat
definition 2: to become healthy or whole again.
I'm glad to see that your cut is healing.
synonyms:
recover, recuperate
similar words:
improve, mend
derivation: healed (adj.)
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The words heal and heel, and the contraction he'll (he will), sound alike but have different meanings.
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