from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anthropology A sorcerer, prophet, or shamanistic healer, especially among African peoples. Not in scientific use.
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- n. A person who is believed to heal through magical powers; a shaman.
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- n. someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
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A witch doctor will probably have provided him with leaves from a teke tree, squashed up and rubbed on his body so that he can ingest its power.