Coercive Co*er"cive, a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. -- {Co*er"cive*ly}, adv. -- Co*er"cive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

Coercive power can only influence us to outward practice. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]

{Coercive force} or {Coercitive force} (Magnetism), the power or force which in iron or steel produces a slowness or difficulty in imparting magnetism to it, and also interposes an obstacle to the return of a bar to its natural state when active magnetism has ceased. It plainly depends on the molecular constitution of the metal. --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

The power of resisting magnetization or demagnization is sometimes called coercive force. --S. Thompson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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