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zombi

zombi or zombie (both: zŏmˈbē) [key], in voodoo, a person believed to have been raised from the grave by a houngan [sorcerer] for purposes of enslavement. The zombi is used by its master to perform heavy manual labor and to implement evil schemes.

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