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witchnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪtʃ/
C1 a woman who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people: a witch on a broomstick Witches were persecuted all over western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century as it was claimed that they had dealings with the Devil. informal disapproving an unpleasant and ugly woman
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in Arabic ساحِرة…
in Korean 마녀…
in Malaysian ahli sihir perempuan…
in French sorcière…
in Turkish cadı…
in Italian strega, maga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女巫,巫婆, 討厭且醜陋的女人…
in Russian ведьма…
in Polish czarownica…
in Vietnamese mụ phù thủy…
in Spanish bruja…
in Portuguese bruxa, feiticeira…
in Thai แม่มด…
in German die Hexe…
in Catalan bruixa…
in Japanese 魔女…
in Indonesian penyihir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女巫,巫婆, 讨厌且丑陋的女人…
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