radiesthesia

noun
ra·​di·​esthesia | \ ¦rādē+ \

Definition of radiesthesia

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 : a study that deals with radiesthesia

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First Known Use of radiesthesia

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for radiesthesia

New Latin, from Latin radius ray + New Latin esthesia

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“Radiesthesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiesthesia. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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