animal magnetism


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. animal farm,
  2. animal heat,
  3. animal husbandry,
  4. animal kingdom,
  5. animal liberation front,
  6. animal park,
  7. animal pole,
  8. animal rights,
  9. animal shelter,
  10. animal spirits

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

sometimes facetious the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
obsolete hypnotism
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