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HEALING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does healing mean? 

HEALING (noun)
  The noun HEALING has 1 sense:

1. the natural process by which the body repairs itself

  Familiarity information: HEALING used as a noun is very rare.


HEALING (adjective)
  The adjective HEALING has 1 sense:

1. tending to cure or restore to health

  Familiarity information: HEALING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEALING (noun)


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Meaning:

The natural process by which the body repairs itself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("healing" is a kind of...):

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "healing"):

convalescence; recovery; recuperation (gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury)

conglutination; union (healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones)


HEALING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Tending to cure or restore to health

Synonyms:

alterative; curative; healing; sanative; therapeutic; remedial

Context examples:

curative powers of herbal remedies / her gentle healing hand / remedial surgery / a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air / a therapeutic agent / therapeutic diets

Similar:

healthful (conducive to good health of body or mind)


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