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magnetic (comparative more magnetic, superlative most magnetic)

  1. of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism
    a magnetic recorder
  2. having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull
  3. determined by earth's magnetic fields
    magnetic north
    the magnetic meridian
  4. having an extraordinary ability to attract
    He has a magnetic personality.
    • John Donne
      she that had all magnetic force alone
  5. (archaic) Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.
    a magnetic sleep



  • (of, relating to, caused by, or operating by magnetism): antimagnetic
  • (determined by earth's magnetic fields): geographic
  • (having an extraordinary ability to attract): repulsive


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