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mend

(mĕnd)
v. mended, mending, mends
v.intr.
a. To improve in health or condition: The patient is mending well.
b. To heal: The bone mended in a month.

mend′a·ble adj.
mend′er n.
References in classic literature ?
On returning, he began to mend his pen as though he had not even noticed that I was there.
It is not a very big plank,' said the Miller, looking at it, 'and I am afraid that after I have mended my barn-roof there won't be any left for you to mend the wheelbarrow with; but, of course, that is not my fault.
Because he was always first in his classes at school, and could mend the water-pipes or the doorbell and take the clock to pieces, she seemed to think him a sort of prince.