magnetize

verb mag·ne·tize \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of magnetize

magnetized; magnetizing
1 : to induce magnetic properties in
2 : to attract like a magnet : charm

magnetizable

play \-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective

magnetizer

noun

Examples of magnetize in a Sentence

  1. Her performance magnetized the audience.

  2. the store's gorgeous window displays never fail to magnetize shoppers and sightseers

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First Known Use of magnetize

1801

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MAGNETIZE Defined for English Language Learners

magnetize

Definition of magnetize for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to become magnetic

  • : to attract and hold the interest of (someone)


MAGNETIZE Defined for Kids

magnetize

verb mag·ne·tize \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz \

Definition of magnetize for Students

magnetized; magnetizing
: to cause to be magnetic

Medical Dictionary

magnetize

transitive verb mag·ne·tize
variants: also British magnetise play \ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of magnetize

magnetized also British magnetised; magnetizing also British magnetising
: to induce magnetic properties in

magnetizable

also British magnetisable play \-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective


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