demagnetize

verb
de·​mag·​ne·​tize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce demagnetize (audio) \
demagnetized; demagnetizing; demagnetizes

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 How to pronounce demagnetize (audio) \ noun
demagnetizer \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtī-​zər How to pronounce demagnetize (audio) \ noun

Examples of demagnetize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conclusion: the live cockroaches demagnetize (i.e., the magnetic field decays) much faster than dead ones. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 Sep. 2019 The basic theory was that the flowing hot water demagnetized the minerals. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 11 Oct. 2017 The earth’s solid iron core is hot enough to demagnetize iron and its alloys. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017 The earth’s solid iron core is hot enough to demagnetize iron and its alloys. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of demagnetize

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Demagnetize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demagnetize. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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