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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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  • It's obviously a concern given that he's coming back from wrist surgery and is a notoriously slow healer.
  • Afonso's relatives turned to a traditional healer for a cure.
  • Faith, the faith healer, is twirling a crystal over my green couch.
  • Certainly it doesn't fit well with the world-healer mystique that we've built up around our presidents.
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.

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