heal·​er | \ ˈhē-lər How to pronounce healer (audio) \

Definition of healer

1 : one that heals
2 : a Christian Science practitioner

Examples of healer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Irma Epulef, a machi, or traditional healer, and a member of the Mapuche Indigenous group. John Bowe, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2021 Guests are not constrained by the set treatment menu, and can meet with a master healer to design a personal plan. Imani Bashir, Travel + Leisure, 2 July 2021 Her audience is much more likely to listen to a 1700s healer than an Indiana botanist. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2021 The Southern Baptists may need a healer, but Mike Huckabee doesn't seem to be in that business anymore. John Brummett, Arkansas Online, 16 June 2021 The family is helmed by a wounded healer, Samuel, a prizefighter turned pastor who rules his home with an iron fist. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 Jean is the highest dedicated healer on the list, besides the healing abilities of Bennett and Diona. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Jean Trebek, professional sound healer and wife of treasured game show host Alex Trebek, has opened up about her husband’s cancer battle and larger-than-life legacy in her first interview since his death. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2021 In the series Claire, a former World War II nurse, travels back in time and uses her skills to become a healer in 18th century Scotland. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of healer

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jul 2021

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“Healer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healer. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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