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healing

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Pronunciation: /ˈhiːlɪŋ
 
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Definition of healing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The process of making or becoming sound or healthy again: the gift of healing
More example sentences
  • In the overruling providence of God, the troubling may prepare the way for healing.
  • Indigenous peoples use them for very serious purposes, often having to do with healing.
  • More than two hundred years later, we still find extraordinary claims being made about magnetic healing.

adjective

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Tending to heal; therapeutic: a healing experience the healing process
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  • Already the Park Service is telling us how healing the memorial is.
  • The cartilage is considered to provide good re-enforcement for the healing tympanic membrane.
  • Fiberglass casts with waterproof liners allow children to continue bathing or even go swimming during the healing process.
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