• Claw-Hammer.  Riveting-Hammer.  Upholster's Hammer.  Magnetized Hammer.  Veneering-Hammer
    Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v magnetize make magnetic "The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings"
    • v magnetize attract strongly, as if with a magnet "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Intensity magnet Intensity magnet
Two electro-magnets Two electro-magnets
Magnetic concentrating installation Magnetic concentrating installation
Magnetic concentrator Magnetic concentrator

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Earth's magnetic field has been weakening. It seems to have lost 15% of its strength since 1670. At the present rate of decrease, it will reach zero in 2,000 years. Between the years 3500 and 4500, the magnetic field will not be sufficiently strong enough to ward off charged radiation from outer space.
    • Magnetize To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence. "Fascinated, magnetized , as it were, by his character."
    • Magnetize To bring under the influence of animal magnetism.
    • Magnetize To communicate magnetic properties to; to make magnetic; as, to magnetize a needle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every eleven years the magnetic poles of the sun switch. This cycle is called "Solarmax".
    • magnetize To communicate magnetic properties to: as, to magnetize a needle.
    • magnetize To attract as if by a magnet; move; influence.
    • magnetize To put under the influence of animal magnetism; mesmerize; hypnotize.
    • magnetize To acquire magnetic properties; become magnetic: as, a bar of iron standing some time in an inclined position will magnetize. Also spelled magnetise.
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  • Bruce Barton
    “The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.”
  • Joseph Cook
    Joseph Cook
    “Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.”
  • Gutzkow
    “Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. magnétiser,


In literature:

Something seemed to call me to the place; it was as though I were being drawn by a magnet.
"When the World Shook" by H. Rider Haggard
As he listened to her he was transported into unknown worlds; he was mute before her, she magnetized him.
"Seraphita" by Honore de Balzac
Upon this theory of "mumia," or magnetic force, the sympathetic cure of disease was based.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
How could her friend be blind to the magnetism of this man's powerful personality?
"The Foolish Virgin" by Thomas Dixon
We have seen how Gilbert, by his experiments with magnets, gave an impetus to the study of magnetism and electricity.
"A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Humboldt considered the matter settled in yet another way when Faraday showed, in 1831, that magnetism may produce luminous effects.
"A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
I don't practice personal magnetism on them.
"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry
But here Magnet raised a difficulty.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
She may magnetize his soul with strength.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
As soon as the connections were completed, the robot backed swiftly out of the room, and Arcot turned on the magnet and the ray projector.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell

In poetry:

The Spirit of Wine
Sang in my heart, and I triumphed
In the savour and scent of his music,
His magnetic and mastering song.
"The Spirit Of Wine" by William Ernest Henley
With thy smile of witching sweetness
Like the magnet's mystic art,
Charming oft enchanting oft'ner,
Drawing to thee every heart.
"The Valentine" by Mary Weston Fordham
This is that hill of awe
That Persian Sindbad saw,--
The mount magnetic;
And on its seaward face,
Scattered along its base,
The wrecks prophetic.
"Lone Mountain" by Francis Bret Harte
What charm dwells in thine eye of blue,
That thus, by its magnetic pow'r,
The world to me hath brighter hue,
And happier grows each passing hour?
"A Swain To His Sweetheart" by Thomas Frederick Young
Seductive shone the Chiefs in arms--
His steel the nearest magnet drew;
Wreathed with its kind, the Gulf-weed drives--
'Tis Nature's wrong they rue.
"The Released Rebel Prisoner" by Herman Melville
As flakes of steel to the magnet fly,
And mists ascend to the sun on high,
So we are drawn by the cords of love
From the earth below to thrones above.
"The Clouds" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

One of the best ways for Greater Cleveland to attract new residents, reseed a culture of entrepreneurialism and become more competitive in the global economy is to regain its status as a magnet for immigrants.
The tools of her trade are lodged in the many pockets of her farrier 's apron or stuck fast against magnets on the side of her hoof jack.
Titles include a fart app called Animal Farts (above, left and middle), a urination simulator called iWiz (above, right) and a refrigerator-magnet app called Medical Poetry.
Photos courtesy of MAGNET RELEASING Oscar Sanchez Zafra and Claudia Silva in "(REC) 2".
Recessed rare-earth magnets replace conventional screws, giving Watermark Designs' newest faucet a super sleek look.
Magnetic drum separators provide ferrous metal removal from dry bulk products in free-flowing processing systems.
A big fish day for students at Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton.
Chattanooga public works employees Sherman Sales, left, and Milton Stewart use rolling magnets to pick up metal debris on Dodds Ave after numerous flat tires were reported over the weekend.
Finally, in addition to supporting the magnetic sleep/wake feature of second- and third-generation iPad models, closing the folio 's cover turns off the keyboard.
The Cult and Monster Magnet.
Flip of earth's magnetic field overdue.
Scientists say the planet lost its magnetization billions of years ago, putting an end to all life, if any, that existed there.
Jacob Cakau leads a prayer, center, as homeless people line up for a meal Saturday in the River District, a homeless magnet for its social services and places to sleep near the American River.
Bruce Springsteen, the Magnetic Fields, Big Boi, and more.
Kitchen island a family magnet.

In science:

Edge magnetism is an interesting feature with potential spintronic applications; since the edge-state branch is both magnetized and able to carry current, it can be used to couple spin magnetization and current.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
A chemical way to produce a nanoribbon with finite magnetic moment was proposed in Ref. : since the opposite edges of the zigzag nanoribbon have opposite magnetic momenta, a disparity (e.g., a non-equivalent chemical functionalization) between the two edges may create a nanoribbon with non-zero magnetization.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
Additionally, the selectivity to θ can be used to detect the magnetic field: since the magnetic field bends the tra jectory of a charged particle, then, in a properly designed device, a particle hits the interface at a magnetic-field-dependent angle.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
To introduce a basic setup combining magnetic and electric fields, we now consider a single magneto-electric barrier produced by superimposing a scalar potential V of the same step-like shape on the magnetic structure with a δ -like magnetic field [i.e., a step-wise vector potential A(x) = A1 θ(−x)+ A2 θ(x)].
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
The magnetic vector potential provides the magnetic field vector according to B = ∇ × A, and leaves a narrow cylinder of magnetic field and the divergence of the magnetic field is zero as calculated by Bifrost .
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost