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heal
American English: /hil/
British English: /hiːl/

Translation of heal in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (wound/cut)
    he tried to heal the rift within the party
    intentó cerrar la brecha que había en el partido
    Example sentences
    • But when I was bitten, while picking some herbs to heal a sick friend, they made me one of their Elders.
    • Although he does not prescribe medicines, he plays a significant and positive role in healing sick people.
    • Pulses of ultrasound are also sometimes used as a treatment for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and to heal fractures and wounds.
    1.2 (person) [formal]to heal somebody (of something)
    curar a alguien (de algo)
    she was healed of her illness
    sanó de su enfermedad

intransitive verb

  • (wound/cut)
    cerrarse
    Example sentences
    • He could return if he takes the veterans' minimum deal, his troublesome knee heals and there is a need after the club explores other options.
    • And it has nothing to do with how the little tear in his knee heals.
    • You can make yourself more balanced and well-rounded by dabbling in these other areas while your knee heals.

Phrasal verbs

heal over

verb + adverb
(wound/cut)
cerrarse
(rift)

heal up

1verb + adverb
(wound)
cerrarse
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(wound/burn)

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