Definition of healing in English:

healing

noun

mass noun
  • The process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.

    ‘the gift of healing’
    • ‘The legacy of residential schools created a desperate need for healing.’
    • ‘To create a new life, the Parkers made five key transitions that facilitated healing.’
    • ‘Two separate analyses indicate that spiritual healing is associated with positive emotions more often than negative emotions.’
    • ‘Reiki channels energy through the hands - directly or distantly to bring healing.’
    • ‘An essay on the site signed Pastor Bob states that the Bible calls for healing by faith alone.’
    • ‘We are all on a path of healing.’
    • ‘I was beginning to get the idea that I was the right person for spiritual healing.’
    • ‘This negative energy interfered with the healing, I suppose.’
    • ‘We are all pretty familiar with these three areas; however, there is a fourth area, which is called inner healing.’
    • ‘Psychology can offer better healing of inner wounds in this new Fear War.’
    • ‘Indigenous peoples use them for very serious purposes, often having to do with healing.’
    • ‘A substance in rice called ferulic acid may improve the healing of the digestive system, says Rouse.’
    • ‘The way a crystal is formed directly influences its potential for healing.’
    • ‘In the overruling providence of God, the troubling may prepare the way for healing.’
    • ‘Their own need for healing is part of what allows them to become agents of grace to others.’
    • ‘The mechanism by which reduction in edema improves wound healing is not clear.’
    • ‘Most athletes show complete healing within three to five months.’
    • ‘World healing begins with the individual who welcomes the other.’
    • ‘Clearly, there is a great need for healing of inner wounds, whatever their source.’
    • ‘More than two hundred years later, we still find extraordinary claims being made about magnetic healing.’

adjective

  • Tending to heal; therapeutic.

    ‘a healing experience’
    ‘the healing process’
    • ‘The healing power of essential oils is the main attraction in aromatherapy.’
    • ‘The healing relationship is fundamental for the practicing psychologist.’
    • ‘Already the Park Service is telling us how healing the memorial is.’
    • ‘Adequate protein intake is essential for proper wound healing.’
    • ‘For the closing ceremony, Monroe called upon the elder midwives to come into a healing circle.’
    • ‘Depending upon this time/space locus, there will be certain helpers which assist in this healing process.’
    • ‘Both of you will benefit from these gentle healing herbs.’
    • ‘Indeed, a healing touch is required to retrieve the alienated Kashmiris.’
    • ‘Commonly, these also had a snake nursery where snakes were bred for use for the healing ceremonies.’
    • ‘Fiberglass casts with waterproof liners allow children to continue bathing or even go swimming during the healing process.’
    • ‘They believed the water had special healing powers.’
    • ‘People who have lived in the rainforest for generations know about the healing characteristics of plants that grow there.’
    • ‘It is a key to understanding how to assist the immense natural healing capacities of the body.’
    • ‘In traditional crystal healing knowledge, crystals are associated to chakras by their colour.’
    • ‘Here is a trio of our healing favorites from around the globe.’
    • ‘The Istanbul meeting was supposed to be another step in a healing process.’
    • ‘A number of hospitals are now setting up pranic healing centres to promote holistic healing.’
    • ‘Apligraf produced a higher healing rate in their patient population.’
    • ‘The cartilage is considered to provide good re-enforcement for the healing tympanic membrane.’
    • ‘Terrence had undergone several such healing sessions in recent weeks, according to court documents.’
    alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve, ameliorate, ease, help, soften, lessen, mitigate, attenuate, allay, salve
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Pronunciation

healing

/ˈhiːlɪŋ/