Definitions

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  • adj. Tending or serving to heal; health-promoting; healing.
  • adj. Full of health or safety; healthy; whole; sound; safe.
  • adj. Affording health or salvation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending or serving to heal; healing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to heal or cure; healing.
  • Full of health or safety.

Etymologies

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From Middle English heeleful, heleful, equivalent to heal (“health, well-being”) +‎ -ful. Compare healless.

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