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[hee-ler] /ˈhi lər/
a person or thing that heals.
Origin of healer
1175-1225; Middle English; see heal, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The mother and one daughter died, and the healer was imprisoned for entering the house in defiance of the quarantine law.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • The imperfection of the healer, and the lack of receptivity in the patient, are local limitations.

    The Arena Various
  • But as a healer of the spirit I have succeeded beyond my hopes and my deserts.

  • "I know nothing whatever about her capacity as a healer," he said.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • We have accounts of one non-Christian healer whose cures have probably been handed down to us on account of his exalted position.

Word Origin and History for healer

late Old English, "one who heals," especially "savior, Jesus," agent noun from heal (v.). As "a curative medicine" from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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