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1A person who claims to be able to banish ghosts and poltergeists.
- ‘Police ruled out pranksters or pyros, and a whole host of scientists and self-styled ghostbusters are currently researching the problem.’
- ‘‘So we decided that it was time to call in the ghostbusters,’ she said.’
- ‘The newly-formed Swindon-based team of ghostbusters will be in attendance to record any unusual occurrences.’
- ‘One year on, she's focused on the job in hand and enjoying a new respect from her fellow ghostbusters.’
- ‘‘I prefer the term ‘professional supernatural mediator’, but yes, I'm a ghostbuster.’’
- 1.1 A parapsychologist.
2An investigator of tax fraud.
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