radiesthesia

noun ra·di·esthesia \¦rādē+\

Definition of radiesthesia

  1. 1 :  sensitiveness held to enable a person with the aid of divining rod or pendulum to detect things (such as the presence of underground water, the nature of an illness, or the guilt of a suspected person); also :  dowsing divining

  2. 2 :  a study that deals with radiesthesia

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Origin and Etymology of radiesthesia

New Latin, from Latin radius ray + New Latin esthesia


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