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shaman

(shä′mən, shā′-)
n. pl. shamans
A member of certain traditional societies, especially of northern Asia and of North and South America, who acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and who practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events.

sha·man′ic (shə-măn′ĭk) adj.

shaman

A “medicine man” or witch doctor from an aboriginal society, whose healing ability are attributed to trance-like or “supernatural” states.

sha·man

(shah'măn)
The name given among indigenous people (Native Americans, Innu, First Nations) to a healer, whose therapies range from chant and ritual to use of herbs.

shaman

(sha'mun) (sho'-) [Russ., ascetic]
A healer (usually from a tribal or preindustrial culture) who uses non-Western practices and techniques, including faith healing, spirituality, psychological manipulation, chanting, rituals, magic, and culturally meaningful symbolism to restore health or well-being to the sick.
Synonym: medicine man See: shamanism
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