a person or thing that heals.

1175–1225; Middle English; see heal, -er1

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heal (hiːl)
1.  to restore or be restored to health
2.  (intr; often foll by over or up) (of a wound, burn, etc) to repair by natural processes, as by scar formation
3.  (tr)
 a.  to treat (a wound, etc) by assisting in its natural repair
 b.  to cure (a disease or disorder)
4.  to restore or be restored to friendly relations, harmony, etc
[Old English hælan; related to Old Norse heila, Gothic hailjan, Old High German heilen; see hale1, whole]
n, —adj

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Example sentences
It's obviously a concern given that he's coming back from wrist surgery and is a notoriously slow healer.
Afonso's relatives turned to a traditional healer for a cure.
Faith, the faith healer, is twirling a crystal over my green couch.
Certainly it doesn't fit well with the world-healer mystique that we've built up around our presidents.
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