transitive verb
mag·​na·​flux | \ ˈmagnəˌfləks, ˈmaig- \

Definition of magnaflux

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to test by the Magnaflux method magnaflux all spindle bladesElectrical World


Mag·​na·​flux | \ " \

Definition of Magnaflux (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a method of testing a ferrous metal for defects by magnetizing the material and observing the patterns assumed by iron powder applied either dry or in liquid suspension

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First Known Use of magnaflux

Transitive verb

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnaflux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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