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Meaning of shaman

sha•man

Pronunciation: (shä'mun, shā'-, sham'un), [key]
— n.
  1. (esp. among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.
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