from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; magnetic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the Earth's magnetism.
  • adj. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism.
  • adj. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as magnetic.
  • Exhaling or drawing out.
  • n. A substance that has magnetic properties; a magnetic.


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Latin magneticus: compare French magnétique. See magnetic.


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