Definition of radiesthesia in English:

radiesthesia

(also radiaesthesia)

noun

  • The (supposed) perception of energy or radiation by the body, proposed as the basis of the use of dowsing rods, pendulums, etc., especially to locate buried substances or diagnose illness; a branch of alternative medicine based on this.

Origin

1930s. From radio- + aesthesia, after French radiesthésie.

Pronunciation

radiesthesia

/ˌreɪdɪɪsˈθiːzɪə//ˌreɪdɪɪsˈθiːʒə/