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electromagnet

electromagnet

noun elec·tro·mag·net \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nət\

: a piece of metal that becomes magnetic when an electric current is passed through or near it

Full Definition of ELECTROMAGNET

:  a core of magnetic material (as iron) surrounded by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the core

First Known Use of ELECTROMAGNET

1831

electromagnet

noun elec·tro·mag·net \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈmag-nət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELECTROMAGNET

:  a core of magnetic material surrounded by a coil of wire through which an electric current is passed to magnetize the core

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