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

Definition of healer

1 : one that heals
2 : a Christian Science practitioner

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Traditional healers, who are more trusted and preferred by many Congolese from impoverished backgrounds, are being brought into the Ebola response too. North Kivu, Time, "How Misinformation Is Making It Almost Impossible to Contain the Ebola Outbreak in DRC," 20 June 2019 There, Hero meets the faith healer’s granddaughter, Rosalyn, who does hair and makeup, and who pulls her into the local community. Anita Felicelli, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘America Is Not the Heart,’ by Elaine Castillo," 25 May 2018 Arevalo’s death sparked outrage among locals, who viewed the traditional healer as a community leader. Fox News, "Canadian man dragged by the neck and lynched by Peruvian mob after being accused of shaman's death," 23 Apr. 2018 That means ranged attackers and healers are important to keep the team running. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Preview: ‘Trails of Cold Steel III’ looks to build on RPG legacy," 10 July 2019 Loba learned their craft from peers, and on trips to Mexico and South America, talking to family members and healers. Deborah Netburn, latimes.com, "The working witches of Los Angeles just want you to be your best self," 11 June 2019 Residents from Mexico City use the town as an easy weekend escape, and artists and healers from all over the world have set up shop to take advantage of the town’s striking openness. Tyrone Beason, The Seattle Times, "A reporter feels the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s promised land on a Mexican mountaintop," 31 Mar. 2018 Williamson, who is running her campaign on the power of love, is likely interested in Ardern’s international profile as a healer and a mother. Tiffany Diane Tso, refinery29.com, "The Cosmic Connection Between Marianne Williamson & Jacinda Ardern," 28 June 2019 After host council, Salansky leads a small group of visitors down an incline to a campfire circle and lays out the proposition of wolves as healers for humans. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Can ‘wolf therapy’ open people up? One shaman aims to find out.," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of healer

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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