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magnetize

[ mag-ni-tahyz ]
/ 藞m忙g n瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mag路net路ized, mag路net路iz路ing.
to make a magnet of or impart the properties of a magnet to.
to exert an attracting or compelling influence upon: The evangelist's oratory magnetized his listeners.
Archaic. to mesmerize.
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Also especially British, mag路ne路tise .

Origin of magnetize

First recorded in 1775鈥85; magnet + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM magnetize

mag路net路iz路er, nounnon路mag路net路ized, adjectivere路mag路net路ize, verb (used with object), re路mag路net路ized, re路mag路net路iz路ing.un路mag路net路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetize

magnetize

magnetise

/ (藞m忙伞n瑟藢ta瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to make (a substance or object) magnetic
to attract strongly
an obsolete word for mesmerize

Derived forms of magnetize

magnetizable or magnetisable, adjectivemagnetization or magnetisation, nounmagnetizer or magnetiser, noun
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Scientific definitions for magnetize

magnetize
[ m膬gn沫-t墨z鈥 ]

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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