animal magnetismanimal magnetism
- former term for hypnotism
- the power to attract others in a physical or sensual way
- a. Strongly attractive personal charm.b. Sex appeal.
- A special personal power or presence held to facilitate the hypnotism of others.
- A theory developed in the 19th century by Franz Mesmer that the body is pervaded by a magnetic fluid that can be redirected by a healer to cure disease. A version of the theory was later developed as hypnotism.