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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a Native American shaman;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Medicine \Med"i*cine\, n. [L. medicina (sc. ars), fr. medicinus medical, fr. medicus: cf. F. m['e]decine. See Medical.] 1. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease. [1913 Webster] 2. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a drug; a pharmaceutical; a medicament; a remedy; physic. [1913 Webster] By medicine, life may be prolonged. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A philter or love potion. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. [F. m['e]decin.] A physician. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. (a) Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty. --F. H. Giddings. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] (b) Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 6. Short for Medicine man. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. Intoxicating liquor; drink. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Medicine bag, a charm; -- so called among the North American Indians, or in works relating to them. Medicine man (among the North American Indians), a person who professes to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits, and regulate the weather by the arts of magic; a shaman. Medicine seal, a small gem or paste engraved with reversed characters, to serve as a seal. Such seals were used by Roman physicians to stamp the names of their medicines. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

medicine man n 1: a Native American shaman
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "medicine man": charlatan, exorciser, exorcist, horse doctor, medicaster, medicine monger, mundunugu, obeah doctor, quack, quacksalver, shaman, shamanist, unspeller, voodoo, voodooist, wangateur, witch doctor, witch master, witch-finder, witchman