(n.) = medicine man ; shaman ; sorcerer ; witch doctor. Ex: The medicine man establishes his suggestive charismatic authority by the performance of a conjuring trick that displays his magical powers. Ex: But only good teaching and careful questioning can help students become the village shaman rather than the village fool. Ex: In legend a potion is a concoction used to heal, bewitch or poison people, made by a magician, sorcerer or witch. Ex: The gray crowned crane is dwindling in number as witch doctors and poachers illegally take the birds for potions and pets.