heal·​er ˈhē-lər How to pronounce healer (audio)
: one that heals
: a Christian Science practitioner

Examples of healer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also astrology natal chart reading and soul healing sessions, starting at $315, and on-demand sessions with Maui sound healers. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 They’re known as the perfectionists, guardians, and organizers of the Zodiac, yet also the herbalists, healers, and hermits. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 13 Mar. 2024 No Way Cafe has items such as peach blossom, cinnamon plum and elderberry healer teas, and smoothies such as strawberry banana and peanut butter protein. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 On Thursday, spiritual energy healer Olivia Perez Biera guides participants in how to pinpoint the root cause of various emotions and techniques to free your mind, body and spirit. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Often enough, this meant putting the same sorts of people—women making money as healers or diviners, or colonized people whose local belief systems were frightening to the colonizers—on trial. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 The turning point was when an elderly traditional healer failed in treating his own cataracts and was becoming blind. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2024 Wilson sets her gaze on the private lives of seven unconventional healers and creative types searching for solace and struggling to make dreams come true in a city of eight million people. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 14 Mar. 2024 These preachers and healers tell parents that therapeutic intervention is not needed. Scovian Lillian, NPR, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of healer was in the 12th century

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“Healer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healer. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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heal·​er ˈhē-lər How to pronounce healer (audio)
: one that heals

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