Magnetize
Magnetize Mag"net*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Magnetized}; prep. & adv. {Magnetizing}.] [Cf. F. magn['e]tiser.] 1. To communicate magnetic properties to; to make magnetic; as, to magnetize a needle. [1913 Webster]

2. To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence. [1913 Webster]

Fascinated, magnetized, as it were, by his character. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

3. To bring under the influence of animal magnetism. [1913 Webster]


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