demagnetize

[ dee-mag-ni-tahyz ]
/ diˈmæg nɪˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·mag·net·ized, de·mag·net·iz·ing.

to remove magnetization from.

Nearby words

  1. delvaux,
  2. delve,
  3. dely.,
  4. dem,
  5. dem.,
  6. demagogic,
  7. demagogue,
  8. demagoguery,
  9. demagoguism,
  10. demagogy

Also especially British, de·mag·net·ise.

Origin of demagnetize

First recorded in 1830–40; de- + magnetize

Related formsde·mag·net·iz·a·ble, adjectivede·mag·net·i·za·tion, nounde·mag·net·iz·er, nounself-de·mag·net·iz·ing, adjective

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Examples from the Web for demagnetize

  • Anyone can demagnetize his own watch, however, with very little trouble and no expense by a much simpler method.



British Dictionary definitions for demagnetize

demagnetize

demagnetise

/ (diːˈmæɡnəˌtaɪz) /

verb

to lose magnetic properties or remove magnetic properties fromAlso: degauss
Derived Formsdemagnetization or demagnetisation, noundemagnetizer or demagnetiser, noun

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Word Origin and History for demagnetize

demagnetize

v.

1839; see de- + magnetize. Related: Demagnetized; demagnetizing.

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