From Middle English heelinge, helynge, from Old English hǣling (“healing”), from Proto-Germanic *hailingō (“healing”), from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną (“to heal”), equivalent to heal + -ing. Cognate with West Frisian hieling (“healing”), Dutch heling (“healing”), German Heilung (“healing; cure”).
- The process where the cells in the body regenerate and repair themselves.
- An act of healing, as by a faith healer.
- The psychological process of dealing with a problem or problems.