Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves.
  • n. An act of healing, as by a faith healer.
  • n. The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.
  • v. Present participle of heal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Curing; curative; restorative; soothing.
  • n. The act or process of making or becoming whole, sound, or well.
  • n. Cure; the means of making whole.
  • n. A covering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to cure or restore to health
  • n. the natural process by which the body repairs itself

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Examples

  • They will unite in her name, and in her name healing will be brought to our world, our children, and our souls.

    WARCHILD

  • The satirical medical series is written by and stars Rob Corddry as a doctor who wears clown makeup and "blood"-splattered scrubs so he can practice what he calls the "healing power of laughter" at a hospital where the staff is more interested in tending to their overactive libidos than treating patients.

    Adult Swim Readmits Childrens Hospital for Fourth Season

  • For it to be restorative often requires the "friends" part of the organization, what he calls the "healing ethos of community."

    Steph Thompson: Answer To Health: Love

  • At one point he told the audience, “Your healing is here,” while unfurling a hand in front of his torso.

    Performa 07: The Eye of the Revivalist - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But for many, many years, as a Lutheran pastor and writer and theologian, I had worked for what I called the healing of the breech of the 16th century between Rome and the Reformation.

    As I Lay Dying: Meditations Upon Returning

  • These organs of elimination become overcrowded with the rush of morbid matter and the accompanying congestion and irritation cause the acute inflammatory processes and feverish symptoms characterizing the various forms of colds, catarrhs, skin eruptions, diarrheas, boils and other acute forms of elimination, which we call healing crises.

    Nature Cure

  • Thus the inspired Seer of the North draws a vivid picture of what we call healing crises in their relation to moral regeneration.

    Nature Cure

  • "Some people are what I call healing personalities, people who are just fun to be around,"

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • About 30 abortion opponents met at the headquarters of Operation Rescue on East Central for a memorial service and to pray for what they called healing from the shooting death [murder] of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller. ...

    Corrente

  • He will go a long way in 'healing' the world, lexel

    Obama resigns from controversial church

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