thaumaturgist


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thau·ma·turge

 (thô′mə-tûrj′) also thau·ma·tur·gist (-tûr′jĭst)
n.
A performer of miracles or magic feats.

[Greek thaumatourgos : thauma, thaumat-, wonder + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thaumaturgist - one who practices magic or sorcerythaumaturgist - one who practices magic or sorcery  
enchanter - a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist - someone who practices exorcism
magus - a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
sorceress - a woman sorcerer
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
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References in classic literature ?
The professor declares that these thaumaturgists have acquired such skill in the art which he learned at their feet that they perform their miracles by simply throwing the
Elsewhere, the writer openly champions "the ventriloquist, with his mysterious tongues"--along with "the thaumaturgist, too, with his miraculous transformations" (Hawthorne ([1852] 1983a: 802).