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witch



Pronunciation: (wich), [key]
n.
1. a person, now esp. a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, esp. black magic or the black art; sorceress. Cf. warlock.
2. an ugly or mean old woman; hag: the old witch who used to own this building.
3. a person who uses a divining rod; dowser.

v.t.
1. to bring by or as by witchcraft (often fol. by into, to, etc.): She witched him into going.
2. Archaic.to affect as if by witchcraft; bewitch; charm.

v.i.
to prospect with a divining rod; dowse.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or designed as protection against witches.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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