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English definition of “clairvoyant”


noun [C]     /ˌkleəˈvɔɪ.ənt/ US  /ˌkler-/
a person who says they have powers to see the future or see things that other people cannot see: She went to see a clairvoyant who said he could communicate with her dead husband.People who perform magic or have paranormal abilitiesPeople who make predictions clairvoyance     /-əns/ noun [U] Predicting things and intuitionExtrasensory perception and telepathy clairvoyant     adjective Predicting things and intuition
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