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Latin magneticus: compare French magnétique. See magnetic.


magnetical (comparative more magnetical, superlative most magnetical)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; magnetic.
    a magnetical bar of iron
    a magnetical needle
  2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the Earth's magnetism.
    the magnetical meridian
  3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism.
    magnetical metals
  4. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.
    magnetical sleep

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for magnetical in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)