- Also especially British, mag·ne·tise .
- mag·net·iz·er, noun
- non·mag·net·ized, adjective
- re·mag·net·ize, verb (used with object), re·mag·net·ized, re·mag·net·iz·ing.
- un·mag·net·ized, adjective
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How to use magnetize in a sentence
This showed that meteorite impacts alone can create strong magnetic fields that magnetize rocks nearby.New Study Suggests Moon Lacked a Magnetic Field for Nearly All Its History | John Tarduno | August 8, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This small piece of lunar glass was formed and magnetized by a meteorite impact and could explain the strong magnetic readings from the past.New Study Suggests Moon Lacked a Magnetic Field for Nearly All Its History | John Tarduno | August 8, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This came to a head when one anti-vaccine doctor suggested in an Ohio hearing that the coronavirus vaccine was magnetizing people to the point where they could stick keys, forks and spoons to the vertical surfaces of their bodies.The GOP confronts a hijacking by the anti-vaccine crowd — meekly | Aaron Blake | July 14, 2021 | Washington Post
State GOP officials have repeatedly invited extreme vaccine skeptics to testify to promote claims that include that the coronavirus vaccine magnetizes its recipients, among other wild theories.The GOP’s vaccine skeptic wing has a breakthrough in Tennessee | Aaron Blake | July 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Simulations suggest that the event was a magnetorotational hypernova, created in the death of a rapidly spinning, highly magnetized star at least 25 times the mass of the sun.Souped-up supernovas may produce much of the universe’s heavy elements | Mara Johnson-Groh | July 7, 2021 | Science News
Make a small horseshoe magnet from a piece of the very best steel obtainable, and magnetize it to as high a strength as possible.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
If we magnetize a wire placed east and west, it will retain this polarity until freed by vibrations, as already remarked.
A similar phenomenon takes place if we magnetize a rod held vertically in the direction of earth's magnetism.
(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
British Dictionary definitions for magnetize
to make (a substance or object) magnetic
to attract strongly
- magnetizable or magnetisable, adjective
- magnetization or magnetisation, noun
- magnetizer or magnetiser, noun
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Scientific definitions for magnetize
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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