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 Mercado was a shy farm boy who was considered a healer from an early age. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "If Netflix’s Mucho, Mucho Amor Is The First You’ve Heard Of Walter Mercado, Let Us Catch You Up," 9 July 2020 The new Fuel healer has primarily played Lucio and Mercy, and did so against the Uprising. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "'He’s a hard person to knock down:’ Dallas Fuel sign ‘hungry’ support player ‘Paintbrush’," 7 June 2020 This healer's black eyed peas dish helps support your immune system. Shaena Montanari, azcentral, "These Arizona Native food experts appear in Hulu's new series starring chef Padma Lakshmi," 17 June 2020 Run by Reiki healer Rashia Bell, the business sells stunning crystal bowls, vases, and face rollers, like the Color Pop Matte Sienna with Rose Quartz (thecristalline.com, $55). Christina Oehler, Health.com, "10 Black-Owned Wellness Companies to Help You Practice Self-Care Right Now," 17 June 2020 The quirky healer, the funny friend, and three-day mystical journey all feel like high-concept scaffolding erected around familiar breakup tales. Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, "Review: Sober, single, adrift writer seeks salvation in Sam Lansky's lacking 'Broken People'," 9 June 2020 Instead, early healers performed dramatic inoculations on auspicious dates. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "Who Discovered the First Vaccine?," 8 June 2020 Americans are looking for a unifying healer to bring calm to a nation beset by the coronavirus pandemic and a stunning act of police violence caught on camera. Dallas News, "As George Floyd protests grow, Donald Trump casts himself as law-and-order president," 2 June 2020 Since its founding in 1957, the institute’s researchers have catalogued thousands of medicinal herbs used by Madagascar’s traditional healers. Aryn Baker, Time, "'Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.' A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts," 22 May 2020

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First Known Use of healer

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Healer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healer. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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