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.

    the mission song


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