- a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also odyl, odyle.
Origin of od
First recorded in 1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
Origin of odyl
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Examples from the Web for odyle
The manifestation of Odyle is accompanied by a light too faint for healthy vision, but perceptible at night by "sensitives."
This Odyle, then, is particularly potent in the quartz or beryl, when brought into activity by the intention of the seer.How to Read the Crystal
This odyle is particularly potent in certain bodies and one of these is the beryl or quartz.Second Sight
Fill it as full of electricity, magnetism and odyle as you please; do these afford any reason for its very extraordinary conduct?Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith
Odyle is generated, among other things, by heat and by chemical action.
'Od or Odd
- euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God
- an overdose of a drug
- (intr) to take an overdose of a drug
C20: from o (ver) d (ose)
- Officer of the Day
- Old Dutch
- ordnance datum
- outside diameter
- Also: o.d. military olive drab
- Also: O/D banking
- on demand
- other words for od
odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)
- archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
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- Doctor of Optometry
- oculus dexter (right eye)
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