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English definition of “faith healer”

faith healer

noun [C]    
a person who cures sick people by using the power of prayer and beliefAlternative and traditional therapiesFollowers of religious groups faith healing     noun [U] Despite all the advances in modern medicine, demand for alternative therapies and faith healing keeps growing.Alternative and traditional therapiesReligious practices
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