heal·​er | \ ˈhē-lər \

Definition of healer

1 : one that heals
2 : a Christian Science practitioner

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Played by a man, the commanding and lithe Llewellyn Mnguni, the character is a Sangoma — a traditional South African healer. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, "Review: A Reimagined ‘Giselle,’ With South African Roots," 4 Apr. 2018 Yet many Rohingya still seek out their faith healers. Rishabh R. Jain, The Seattle Times, "Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business," 13 Nov. 2018 Anita Saha, a clinical psychologist who has worked in the camps since August 2017, says Rohingya refugees’ dependence on faith healers stems from a lack of exposure to doctors and a suspicion of scientific medicine. Rishabh R. Jain, The Seattle Times, "Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business," 13 Nov. 2018 Woodroffe, then a 36-year-old father of a 4-year-old boy, began raising money for an apprenticeship with traditional healers in the Amazon. Author: Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Canadian lynched in Peruvian Amazon, accused of killing an indigenous shaman," 23 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of healer

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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