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transitive verb magnetized, magnetizing
- to make into a magnet; give magnetic properties to (steel, iron, etc.)
- Rare hypnotize
- to attract or charm (a person), often in an almost hypnotic way
to become magnetic
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transitive verb mag·net·ized, mag·net·iz·ing, mag·net·iz·es
- To make magnetic.
- To attract, charm, or influence: a campaign speech that magnetized the crowd.
- magˈnet·izˌa·ble adjective
- magˈnet·izˌer noun
magnetize - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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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