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VOODOO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voodoo mean? 

VOODOO (noun)
  The noun VOODOO has 2 senses:

1. a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
2. a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities

  Familiarity information: VOODOO used as a noun is rare.


VOODOO (verb)
  The verb VOODOO has 1 sense:

1. bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

  Familiarity information: VOODOO used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOODOO (noun)


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Meaning:

A charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fetich; voodoo; fetish; juju; hoodoo

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

charm; good luck charm (something believed to bring good luck)


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Meaning:

A religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

voodooism; vodoun; hoodooism; voodoo

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

cult; cultus; religious cult (a system of religious beliefs and rituals)

Domain member category:

zombi; zombi spirit; zombie; zombie spirit ((voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body)

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

hoodoo (a practitioner of voodoo)


VOODOO (verb)


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Meaning:

Bewitch by or as if by a voodoo

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "voodoo" is one way to...):

bewitch; enchant; glamour; hex; jinx; witch (cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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