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animal magnetism

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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.
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Origin of animal magnetism

First recorded in 1775–85
Also called biomagnetism.
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British Dictionary definitions for animal magnetism

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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