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[hee-ler] /ˈhi lər/
a person or thing that heals.
Origin of healer
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at heal, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The child recovered immediately, and the idea started that he was a healer.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Trust to Time, the healer, to bring change and forgetfulness.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • This done, she came to the door and opened it, and motioned for the healer to leave.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • They watched the figure of the healer growing smaller in the dusty distance.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • The power does not lie in the personality of the healer, nor in the exercise of his will-power.

    The Arena Various
Word Origin and History for healer

late Old English, "one who heals," especially "savior, Jesus," agent noun from heal (v.). As "a curative medicine" from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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