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animal magnetism

noun
1.
the power to attract others through one's physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
2.
the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce hypnosis.
Also called biomagnetism.
Origin of animal magnetism
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85
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animal magnetism

noun
1.
(sometimes facetious) the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
2.
(obsolete) hypnotism
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