Etymology
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illusionist (n.)

"conjurer, magic act performer," 1840, from illusion + -ist. Earlier "one suffering from illusions" (1812). Middle English had illusor "deceiver, deluder."

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Definitions of illusionist

illusionist (n.)
a person with unusual powers of foresight;
Synonyms: visionary / seer
illusionist (n.)
someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience;
Synonyms: magician / prestidigitator / conjurer / conjuror
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