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Meaning of voodoo

voo•doo

Pronunciation: (v'd), [key]
— n., pl. adj., v., -doos, -dooed, -doo•ing.
—n.
  1. a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic religion.
  2. a person who practices this religion.
  3. a fetish or other object of voodoo worship.
  4. a group of magical and ecstatic rites associated with voodoo.
  5. (not in technical use) black magic; sorcery.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, associated with, or practicing voodoo.
  2. . characterized by deceptively simple, almost magical, solutions or ideas: voodoo politics.
—v.t.
  1. to affect by voodoo sorcery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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