magnetize

verb

mag·​ne·​tize ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetize (audio)
magnetized; magnetizing

transitive verb

1
: to induce magnetic properties in
2
: to attract like a magnet : charm
magnetizable adjective
magnetizer noun

Examples of magnetize in a Sentence

Her performance magnetized the audience. the store's gorgeous window displays never fail to magnetize shoppers and sightseers
Recent Examples on the Web Placing a motor and magnetized wheel on a beefed-up swingarm adds to the suspension system's unsprung mass. Michael Teo Van Runkle, Ars Technica, 9 July 2024 Blasberg’s ability to magnetize the rich and beautiful have confounded for years, all played out to his 1.6 million Instagram followers. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 5 July 2024 Hard Science Scientists may have solved the mystery of how the moon was magnetized New research explains why the Moon’s crust is magnetized by debunking one long-standing theory. Big Think, 24 June 2024 However, three other magnetite fragments analyzed were not magnetized at all. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for magnetize 

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetize was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Magnetize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetize. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

magnetize

verb
mag·​ne·​tize ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetize (audio)
magnetized; magnetizing
1
: to cause to be magnetic
2
: to attract like a magnet : charm
magnetizable adjective
magnetization
ˌmag-nət-ə-ˈzā-shən
noun

Medical Definition

magnetize

transitive verb
mag·​ne·​tize
variants also British magnetise
magnetized also British magnetised; magnetizing also British magnetising
: to induce magnetic properties in
magnetizable adjective
also British magnetisable

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