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BLACK MAGIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does black magic mean? 

BLACK MAGIC (noun)
  The noun BLACK MAGIC has 1 sense:

1. the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

  Familiarity information: BLACK MAGIC used as a noun is very rare.


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BLACK MAGIC (noun)


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Meaning:

The belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

black art; black magic; necromancy; sorcery

Hypernyms ("black magic" is a kind of...):

magic; thaumaturgy (any art that invokes supernatural powers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "black magic"):

witchcraft; witchery (the art of sorcery)

bewitchment; enchantment (a magical spell)

demonism; diabolism; Satanism (the worship of devils (especially Satan))

obiism (belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies)


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