Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants, such as self-heal or valerian, used in herbal medicine and reputed to have broad healing powers.

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Examples

  • This species is also known as "all-heal" on account of its healing powers, and a drug extracted from the roots is used as a sedative in the treatment of certain nervous diseases.

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  • Still, Abbey said she would teach me to gather the herb from the forest and prepare the all-heal remedy.

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  • Abbey said to mind and watch how she prepares the all-heal medicine she gives to her.

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  • I will keep giving Mistress the all-heal until the doctor can come again.

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  • Still, Abbey told me I must continue giving Mistress the all-heal.

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  • Doe knew where the all-heal herb grows in abundance.

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  • Today when I went to see Doe, I asked her permission to make the all-heal remedy for my mistress.

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  • I want to tell Abbey I know where to find the best all-heal.

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  • When I went to the kitchen for the all-heal, Doe and Sarah and now Nellie were already there.

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  • But then Doe said tomorrow I must go to bring food to Old Joe and all-heal to Sarah.

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