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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
faith healing
healing powers
▪ The water was supposed to have healing powers.
healing/medicinal properties
▪ The old women know about the healing properties of local herbs.
holistic medicine/treatment/healing etc
▪ Finding a therapist to help you Many complementary therapies exist which are concerned with holistic healing.
▪ Herbalism: a holistic treatment involving the use of herbal remedies specifically chosen and blended for different conditions.
▪ In the centre, we record part of my daily routine for self-help holistic medicine which includes pectoral muscle exercises.
▪ It is usually called holistic medicine or holistic health.
▪ Paracelsus's influence on homoeopathy and holistic medicine is genuine, but the paracelsian legacy is much wider.
▪ She sent him books on holistic medicine and nutrition.
▪ The concepts of self-defense and self-repair are central contributions of holistic medicine.
▪ The second axiom of holistic medicine is that each person is unique and each program must be individualized.
▪ All I'm doing is sending energy to wake up your own internal processes of healing.
▪ Studies have shown that laughter enhances healing and protects against disease.
▪ As my living was eked from my imagination, it now seemed sensible to link that imagination to my own healing.
▪ By creating favourable conditions at every level, healing will take place quite naturally.
▪ Hydrcolloid dressings provide an ideal environment for wound healing.
▪ In the medical context, drugs can save lives, relieve pain and promote healing.
▪ Once this is done, healing is attempted.
▪ The healing of the wounds between women and men is as important as the healing of the wounds between churches.
▪ We studied the healing of a standardized lesion on the dorsal surface of a four-day chick embryonic wing bud.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Heal \Heal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Healed (h[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Healing.] [OE. helen, h[ae]len, AS. h[=ae]lan, fr. h[=a]l hale, sound, whole; akin to OS. h[=e]lian, D. heelen, G. heilen, Goth. hailjan. See Whole.]

  1. To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.

    Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
    --Matt. viii. 8.

  2. To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.

    I will heal their backsliding.
    --Hos. xiv. 4.

  3. To restore to original purity or integrity.

    Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters.
    --2 Kings ii. 21.

  4. To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.


Healing \Heal"ing\, a. Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words.

Here healing dews and balms abound.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"restoration to health," Old English hæling; see heal. Figurative sense of "restoration of wholeness" is from early 13c.; meaning "touch that cures" is from 1670s.


n. 1 The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves. 2 An act of healing, as by a faith healer. 3 The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems. vb. (present participle of heal English)


adj. tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets" [syn: curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic]


n. the natural process by which the body repairs itself

Healing (disambiguation)

Healing is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair, as well as the psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.

Healing may also refer to:

  • Faith healing
  • Esoteric healing
  • Energy medicine
  • Self-healing
Healing (Stevie B album)

Healing is an album by Latin freestyle artist Stevie B. It was released on August 25, 1992, by Epic Records.

Healing (film)

Healing is a 2014 Australian drama film directed by Craig Monahan and co-written with Alison Nisselle. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Robert Taylor, Xavier Samuel, Justine Clarke, Laura Brent and Anthony Hayes.


Healing (literally meaning to make whole) is the process of the restoration of health from an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism.

With physical damage or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repair of living tissue, organs and the biological system as a whole and resumption of normal functioning. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms.

It is also referred to in the context of the grieving process.

In psychiatry and psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment and increasingly traditional spiritual approaches.

Healing (Todd Rundgren album)

Healing is Todd Rundgren's ninth studio album, released in 1981. The album's themes are spirituality and the human condition, something Rundgren had touched on many times in earlier works but never with the consistency exhibited here as every track explores a different aspect. The back cover image of the album (artwork by Prairie Prince) shows the caduceus and a Qabalistic Tree of Life each overlaid by a treble clef (Which is reversed for the Tree of Life), reflecting Rundgren's linking of his spirituality and music.

The original vinyl release includes a bonus 7" 33rpm single featuring the tracks "Time Heals" and "Tiny Demons" which are unlisted on the album sleeve but are included at the end of the later CD release as tracks 10 and 11.

"Time Heals" and "Compassion" were both released as singles and a promotional video was made for the former, which was the eighth music video to air on MTV during its launch on August 1, 1981.

Healing (Ünloco album)

Healing is the debut album by the disbanded alternative metal band Ünloco. The album was released on March 20, 2001 via Maverick Records. Healing embraced an outlandish, alternative metal sound, which meshed appropriately with their aggressive, angst-ridden lyrics. Unloco's first single, "Face Down", reflected Maverick's desire to highlight the band's reflective and acoustic edge. The songs "Panic" and "Nothing" were also featured in the video game Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open.

Commercially, Healing failed to gather mainstream attention, and its release flew under the radar during the nu metal phase of the early-2000 period.

Usage examples of "healing".

What the average Southlander cares about is whether those ash bows that are so good for hunting and those silk scarves the women love and those great cheeses and ales that come out of Varfleet and those healing plants grown on the Streleheim can find their way south to them!

The healing amnionic fluid generated by the spore-forming glands, after the transparent amber sphere had enclosed him, offered Lavon his only chance.

Angelika, our skin specialist, created this recipe to be filling, antiaging, and healing for most skin problems: I eat this three times a week, and my fifty-plus skin looks twenty years younger.

It was all apurpose, all to make her angry enough to work her Healing on Siuan and Leane, to prove herself to the Yellows.

The family travelled to Balmoral a few days later and the clear air and dramatic landscape began to work their healing magic.

The wine served, a rich burgundy, was of the finest quality, and afterward they all sipped the traditional Benedictine liqueur, a strange-tasting, herbed cordial which Sir Anthony claimed was imbued with secret healing qualities.

She checked the knots in the jesses, too, and found that one of the birds had a festered place in its leg from top-tight knots, which she treated with cold water and a poultice of healing leaves.

Some were healing cards that felt warm, or crop-growing cards that smelt of earth, or whatever.

If every Gen were a Companion, the channels could devote themselves to healing.

Rosamond would hardly be recognised, she was so little known, but Mary had often visited Gloucester for the purpose of healing some sickness, or anointing some sore, while some of the monks had used her pots of herbage, and salves of the danewort and rue.

They bore Hanuman away to the Well, which was a room of dark tanks and healing waters in the deepest part of the house.

The doctors had begun the debridement because Lynch was still not healing properly.

As an extension of this principle, Jeremy sees in dreams the healing magic we so desperately need today to deliver us from racism, sexism and every other form of tyranny and exploitation, including war itself.

During these pauses, Curley used his druidical arts of healing to help mend wounds and restore vigor.

Boerhaave, Pare, and Fabricius Hildanus all speak of this untoward effect of venery, and in modern times Poncet has made observations at a hospital in Lyons which prove that during the process of healing wounds are unduly and harmfully influenced by coitus, and cites confirmatory instances.