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animal magnetism

noun

Medical Definition of ANIMAL MAGNETISM

:  a spiritlike force alleged by the Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer (1734–1815) to reside within himself and to be active in his use of therapeutic hypnosis—see mesmerism

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