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 Dictionary entry overview: What does healer mean? 

HEALER (noun)
  The noun HEALER has 1 sense:

1. a person skilled in a particular type of therapy

  Familiarity information: HEALER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HEALER (noun)

Sense 1healer [BACK TO TOP]


A person skilled in a particular type of therapy

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Nouns denoting people


healer; therapist

Hypernyms ("healer" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

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

naprapath (a therapist who practices naprapathy)

sangoma (a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder)

clinical psychologist; psychotherapist (a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders)

physical therapist; physiotherapist (therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder)

osteopath; osteopathist (a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles)

naturopath (a therapist who practices naturopathy)

herb doctor; herbalist (a therapist who heals by the use of herbs)

electrotherapist (someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity)

curandero (a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans)

curandera (a Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans)

chiropractor (a therapist who practices chiropractic)

alleviator (a therapist who makes suffering more endurable)

speech therapist (a therapist who treats speech defects and disorders)

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