- the power to attract others through one's physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
- the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce hypnosis.
Origin of animal magnetism
First recorded in 1775–85
Also called biomagnetism.
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Related Wordsaura, charisma, charm, magnetism, pizzazz, attractiveness, sexiness, beguilement, IT, mesmerism, OD, odyl
- sometimes facetious the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
- obsolete hypnotism
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