faith healing

faith heal·ing
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth hee-ling]
    • /feɪθ ˈhi lɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyth hee-ling]
    • /feɪθ ˈhi lɪŋ/

Definitions of faith healing words

  • noun faith healing healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing. 1
  • noun faith healing a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing. 1
  • uncountable noun faith healing Faith healing is the treatment of a sick person by someone who believes that they are able to heal people through prayer or a supernatural power. 0
  • noun faith healing treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith 0
  • noun faith healing the act or an instance of healing an illness or injury by means of prayer or religious faith 0

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Origin of faith healing

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Faith healing


faith healing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

faith healing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faith healing

noun faith healing

  • folk medicine — health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, especially food substances.
  • holistic medicine — incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology.
  • complementary medicine — the treatment, alleviation, or prevention of disease by such techniques as osteopathy, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture, allied with attention to such factors as diet and emotional stability, which can affect a person's wellbeing
  • imposition — the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.

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