demagnetize

verb
de·​mag·​ne·​tize | \(ˌ)dē-ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz \

Definition of demagnetize 

transitive verb

: to deprive of magnetic properties

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Other Words from demagnetize

demagnetization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌmag-​nə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun
demagnetizer \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtī-​zər \ noun

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The basic theory was that the flowing hot water demagnetized the minerals. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Plugging in to a volcano: Geothermal power and the science that enables it," 11 Oct. 2017 The earth’s solid iron core is hot enough to demagnetize iron and its alloys. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "How Does Earth’s Geomagnetic Field Work?," 29 June 2017 The earth’s solid iron core is hot enough to demagnetize iron and its alloys. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, "How Does Earth’s Geomagnetic Field Work?," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of demagnetize

1839, in the meaning defined above

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