Faust (foust) also Faus·tus (foustəs, fô-)
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]
Fausti·an (foustē-ən) adj.
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