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English definition of “black magic”

black magic

noun [U]    
a type of magic that is believed to use evil spirits (= people who cannot be seen ) to do harmful thingsMagic
(Definition of black magic noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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