healing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English heelinge, helynge, from Old English hǣling (healing), equivalent to heal +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch heling (healing), German Heilung (healing; cure).

Noun[edit]

healing (countable and uncountable, plural healings)

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  1. The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves.
  2. An act of healing, as by a faith healer.
  3. The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English heelyng, equivalent to heal +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

healing

  1. present participle of heal