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Definition of black magic in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Magic involving the supposed invocation of evil spirits for evil purposes.
Example sentences
  • In rural areas, difficulties in pregnancy are often blamed on evil spirits or black magic.
  • Wrestlers wore amulets to ward off evil spirits and black magic from their opponents.
  • I don't know whether you believe in witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, and all that kind of thing.
Synonyms
malediction, voodoo, hoodoo, witching, witchery, hex, spell, jinx;
North American mojo, orenda;
New Zealand makutu
South African informal muti

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