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demagnetize

Syllabification: de·mag·net·ize
Pronunciation: /dēˈmaɡnəˌtīz
 
/

Definition of demagnetize in English:

verb

[with object]
Remove magnetic properties from.
Example sentences
  • For example, once upon a time everyone knew that the tomato was deadly poison, and that one could demagnetize a permanent magnet by rubbing garlic on it.
  • I told them to use demagnetized metal tools and proper shielding.
  • The specimens were processed using a JR5A spinner magnetometer and demagnetized using a Molspin tumbler demagnetizer.

Derivatives

demagnetization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌmaɡnitəˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Although glass is not normally thought to be magnetic, magnetization of these containers seems to destroy the helium alignment, while demagnetization makes bad bottles good.
  • Cobalt, which is naturally ferromagnetic, provides resistance to demagnetization in several groups of permanent magnet materials.
  • The direction and intensity of the remanent magnetization of the oriented samples before and after demagnetization were analysed using spinner magnetometers.

demagnetizer

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The remainder of the collection was subjected to thermal demagnetization in MM2D demagnetizers.
  • The specimens were processed using a JR5A spinner magnetometer and demagnetized using a Molspin tumbler demagnetizer.
  • The rocks were then thermally demagnetized with an ASC thermal demagnetizer.

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