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water witch

One who claims to be able to find underground water by means of a divining rod; a dowser.
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water witch

(Alternative Belief Systems) a person who claims the ability to detect water underground by means of a divining rod
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wa′ter witch`

(or witch`er),

a person skilled at water witching; dowser.
[1810–20, Amer.]


to practice water witching.
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Noun1.water witch - someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
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