force field


: a special charm, aura, or spirit that can influence anyone in its presence
: something resembling a force field especially in intensity that restricts or impedes movement toward an area or object

Examples of force field in a Sentence

an entrepreneur whose force field is intense enough to make you share in his dreams
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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of force field was in 1920

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“Force field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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