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witch

noun [C] uk   /wɪtʃ/ us  
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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