heal·​er | \ˈhē-lər \

Definition of healer 

1 : one that heals

2 : a Christian Science practitioner

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Adora slowly poisoned Marian and was, as Sharp Objects explains, more concerned with being seen as a healer or savior. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "In Sharp Objects’ “Falling”, we get one step closer to the killer," 20 Aug. 2018 Here are three times the 26-year-old actor, activist and holistic healer got candid with a reporter and went viral in the process. 1. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Shailene Woodley says she drank to cope with hunger, goes viral yet again," 1 July 2018 Asthma is a beast of the nighttime, the healer knows. Veronique Greenwood, Scientific American, "How Gene Expression Runs on a Clock--And What It Means for Medical Treatments," 19 June 2018 This was meant to bolster a physician’s scientific credibility at a time when many practising healers were quacks, charlatans and frauds. The Economist, "Making medical clothing that kills bugs," 28 June 2018 There’ll be a visit to a traditional Balinese healer and a trek up an active volcano where a guide will cook a meal using steam vents from the volcano. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "A wild look at Indonesia, a lauded hotel at a winning price and more," 2 July 2018 Seattle Indian Health Board’s residency program trains family doctors in a federally qualified community health center with a team of family and pediatric physicians, nursing professionals and traditional healers. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Indian Health Board’s residency program celebrates its graduates," 30 June 2018 After 81-year-old Olivia Arevalo Lomas — a traditional healer and indigenous activist — was shot last Thursday near her home in the region of Ucayali, suspicion turned to Woodroofe, who was believed to be a client of hers. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Canadian Man Lynched in the Amazon After Being Accused of Shaman’s Murder," 23 Apr. 2018 This mismatch between her underlying vocation (healer) and her overarching job function (technician) is what fries her heart and soul. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burnout reflects a conflict between our inner calling and what we have to do," 13 July 2018

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12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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