heal verb definition in Recovering from illness topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

heal

 verb: Recovering from illness topic
[intransitive, transitive] to become healthy again; to make something healthy again It took a long time for the wounds to heal. heal up The cut healed up without leaving a scar. heal something This will help to heal your cuts and scratches. (figurative) It was a chance to heal the wounds in the party (= to repair the damage that had been done).