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healer

[hee-ler] /ˈhi lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that heals.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see heal, -er1
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  • Traditional healers have long used plants to prevent or cure infectious conditions.
  • Traditional healers remain a popular alternative to western medicine.
Word Origin and History for healers

healer

n.

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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