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Use of supernatural power over others through the assistance of spirits; witchcraft.

[Middle English sorcerie, from Old French, from sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer.]

sor′cer·ous adj.
sor′cer·ous·ly adv.
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(ˈsɔr sər əs)

1. involving or resembling sorcery.
2. using sorcery.
sor′cer•ous•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sorcerous - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powerssorcerous - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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