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heal·er

 (hē′lər)
n.
One that heals or attempts to heal, especially a faith healer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.healer - a person skilled in a particular type of therapyhealer - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
naprapath - a therapist who practices naprapathy
alleviator - a therapist who makes suffering more endurable
chiropractor - a therapist who practices chiropractic
curandera - a Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
curandero - a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
electrotherapist - someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity
herb doctor, herbalist - a therapist who heals by the use of herbs
naturopath - a therapist who practices naturopathy
osteopath, osteopathist - a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles
physical therapist, physiotherapist - therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder
clinical psychologist, psychotherapist - a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders
sangoma - a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder
speech therapist - a therapist who treats speech defects and disorders
Translations
léčitel
healernaturlæge
græîari
liečiteľ
iyileştiren kimse

healer

[ˈhiːləʳ] Ncurandero(a) m/f

healer

[ˈhiːlər] n (= person) → guérisseur/euse m/fhealing powers npl
[herb, stone] → vertus fpl thérapeutiques
[body] → pouvoir m de rétablissement
[healer] → pouvoir m de guérison

healer

nHeiler(in) m(f) (geh); (= herb etc)Heilmittel nt; time is a great healer (prov) → die Zeit heilt alle Wunden (Prov)

healer

[ˈhiːləʳ] nguaritore/trice

heal

(hiːl) verb
(often with up) (especially of cuts, wounds etc) to make or become healthy; to (cause to) return to a normal state or condition. That scratch will heal (up) in a couple of days; this ointment will soon heal your cuts.
ˈhealer noun
a person or thing that heals. Time is the great healer.

heal·er

n. curador-a; curandero-a.

healer

n persona que cura; faith — curandero -ra mf, sanador -ra mf; folk o traditional — curandero -ra mf tradicional
References in classic literature ?
It will be better that I should ask you a question: Is the physician, taken in that strict sense of which you are speaking, a healer of the sick or a maker of money?
With an inconsistency as monstrous as anything in this awful nightmare, they had helped the healer, and tended the wounded man with the gentlest solicitude-- had made a litter for him and escorted him carefully from the spot-- had then caught up their weapons and plunged anew into a butchery so dreadful, that the Doctor had covered his eyes with his hands, and swooned away in the midst of it.
The fame of the captain as a healer of diseases, had accompanied him to this village, and the great chief, O-push-y-e-cut, now entreated him to exert his skill on his daughter, who had been for three days racked with pains, for which the Pierced-nose doctors could devise no alleviation.
I felt no inclination to call by myself at the Hall; still less to propose that Arthur should go with me: it seemed better to wait till Time--that gentle healer of our bitterest sorrows should have helped him to recover from the first shock of the disappointment that had blighted his life.
Be guided only by the healer of the sick, the raiser of the dead, the friend of all who were afflicted and forlorn, the patient Master who shed tears of compassion for our infirmities.
One glance at the victim was enough to show the healer that his presence could be dispensed with.
Who is likely to invite a stranger from a foreign country, unless it be one of those who can do public service as a seer, a healer of hurts, a carpenter, or a bard who can charm us with his singing?
90) because of his success as a healer, and Apollo in revenge killed the Cyclopes (fr.
You behold in me, not a private individual, but a public character; not a mender of locks, but a healer of the wounds of his unhappy country.
Lydgate, who himself was undergoing a shock as from the terrible practical interpretation of some faint augury, felt, nevertheless, that his own movement of resentful hatred was checked by that instinct of the Healer which thinks first of bringing rescue or relief to the sufferer, when he looked at the shrunken misery of Bulstrode's livid face.
later sovereigns of England have not been tactual healers, and the
A traditional healer from Kampot was charged with unintentional murder late Wednesday, after one of his asthma remedies allegedly killed one man and hospitalised another.