Pronunciation: (hēl),[key] —v.t. 1. to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2. to bring to an end or conclusion, as conflicts between people or groups, usually with the strong implication of restoring former amity; settle; reconcile: They tried to heal the rift between them but were unsuccessful. 3. to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.
—v.i. 1. to effect a cure.
2. (of a wound, broken bone, etc.) to become whole or sound; mend; get well (often fol. by up or over).