heal (verb) past tense: healed LISTEN
Heal means ‘to become healthy again.’
- The mother cleaned and bandaged her son's cut knee so it would heal quickly.
- Lois healed her injured shoulder by applying ice and doing gentle stretching.
Heal also means ‘to repair.’
- Only time can heal a broken heart.
- Time heals all wounds.
Did you know?
There is an expression from the Bible, “Physician, heal thyself,” (Luke 4:23). It means that before you point out the faults of others, make sure you don’t have the same faults. Example: Jack: “Don’t waste money on restaurants.” Jill: “You ate at a restaurant yesterday. Physician, heal thyself.”
In pop culture
Listen to Lady Gaga’s song “Heal me” and watch the video.
There are other meanings of heal.