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 Although historically a quick healer, Fernando’s missed 99 games in his brief career. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 COMO Point Yamu in Thailand is hosting a women’s wellness retreat with a sound healer, yoga teacher and art therapist. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Of mixed ancestry, Scott is a veteran Sundancer, a traditional healer, and a ceremonial leader in the Lakota tradition as well as the Native American Church. Kiran Herbert, Outside Online, 23 Dec. 2020 The guests included a real-estate-agent-turned-death-doula and a shamanic healer who dispensed bags of shrooms with a business card. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Others looked to him as a healer and counted on him for his teaching ability. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 11 Aug. 2022 To play an agile elf, Córdova studied various martial arts, including wushu, kung fu, and capoeira, while Boniadi took gardening and perfume workshops to prepare for her role as a healer. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 2 Aug. 2022 This could encourage Bap’s teammates to stay close to their damn healer. Kris Holt, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Simon Mozgovyi’s Chrysanthemum Day, a co-production with North Macedonia, is a high-concept drama about a traditional healer who mysteriously survives a nuclear explosion but completely loses her memory. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of healer

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Healer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healer. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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