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English definition of “shaman”

shaman

noun [C]     /ˈʃeɪ.mən/
in particular religions, a person who has special powers to control or influence good and evil spirits which makes it possible for them to discover the cause of illness, bad luck, etc.People who perform magic or have paranormal abilities
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