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Descriptive of a process that is meant to avert or to ward off bad luck or evil influences. (1)
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apotropaic (adjective), more apotropaic, most apotropaic
1. Referring to the power to avert or to ward off bad luck or evil influences: The apotropaic practitioner was going through the ritual of magic to prevent his customers from becoming ill.
2. Etymology: from Greek apotropaios, "averting evil"; from apotrepein, "to turn away from".
A reference to the prevention of evil or bad influences.
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