What does healing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. healingadjective

    the natural process by which the body repairs itself

  2. curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeuticadjective

    tending to cure or restore to health

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

Wiktionary

  1. healingnoun

    The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves.

  2. healingnoun

    An act of healing, as by a faith healer.

  3. healingnoun

    The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Healing

    of Heal

  2. Healingadjective

    tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words

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  1. Healing

    Healing is the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism. Healing may be physical or psychological and not without the mutual reception of these two dimensions of human health. With respect to physical damage or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repair of living tissue, organs and the biological system as a whole and resumption of normal functioning. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue. Most organs will heal using a mixture of both mechanisms. In psychiatry and psychology, healing is the process by which neuroses and psychoses are resolved to the degree that the client is able to lead a normal or fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by psychopathological phenomena. This process may involve psychotherapy, pharmaceutical treatment and increasingly traditional spiritual approaches.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of healing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of healing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of healing in a Sentence

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.

  2. Amanda Gordon:

    We look for signals of pain - teeth grinding, distress - and we just take it on a day-by-day basis, sometimes koalas seem to be doing really, really well. Their paws might be healing up but if something's going on that we can't see there's not really much we can do.

  3. Hippocrates, Precepts:

    Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

  4. Byron Brown:

    Their time with the families really provided real comfort to the families, their healing is going to be hard but to know that their President and their vice president care and intend to do something to prevent this from happening to other families meant a great deal.

  5. Brendan Fraser:

    They're kind of behaving like wolves in sheep's clothing about it, saying, ‘Oh, we want him to heal.’ Well, the first step in that direction would be: What am I healing from? Can I please see this report? What is it? they commissioned an investigation. They received their report. And they're not giving any details about it, and they're not giving up the report itself.

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