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magnetic

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adjective mag·net·ic \mag-ˈne-tik\

Simple Definition of magnetic

  • : of or relating to a magnet or magnetism

  • : having great power to attract and hold the interest of other people

Full Definition of magnetic

  1. 1 :  possessing an extraordinary power or ability to attract <a magnetic personality>

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to a magnet or to magnetism b :  of, relating to, or characterized by the earth's magnetism c :  magnetized or capable of being magnetized d :  actuated by magnetic attraction

mag·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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magnetic

noun mag·net·ic

Definition of magnetic

  1. :  a magnetic substance



1654

First Known Use of magnetic

1654




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