Also especially British, mag·ne·tise.
Origin of magnetize
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Examples from the Web for magnetize
Put a vision in front of one of these currents and you can magnetize it in that direction.A Preface to Politics
Then magnetize the needle, and keep the magnetoscope in your book.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
(B) Magnetize the needle so that its point will be a N pole.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment
Thomas M. St. John
Men had wondered how an electrical discharge could magnetize steel.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Thus you can magnetize the needle by using the other needle.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
- to make (a substance or object) magnetic
- to attract strongly
- an obsolete word for mesmerize
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Word Origin and History for magnetize
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To cause an object to become temporarily or permanently magnetic. For example, an unmagnetized object made of ferromagnetic material consists of molecules that are magnetic but randomly aligned, producing no net magnetic field; exposure to a magnetic field causes the molecules to align themselves with the field, producing their own net field, so that the object as a whole becomes magnetized.
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