Definition of magnetize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡnəˌtīz/


[with object]
1Give magnetic properties to; make magnetic.
Example sentences
  • Because the string is magnetized, the magnetic field surrounding it will also vibrate with the string.
  • Placing it close enough to a magnet or placing it in a strong electromagnetic field can magnetize non - magnetized magnetite.
  • When the material is magnetized, usually by applying a high intensity pulse from an external magnetizing field, many of the individual domains rotate so that they are aligned with the external field.
1.1Attract strongly as if by a magnet.
Example sentences
  • Jugglers and snake charmers were magnetizing a part of the crowd, but today they had no effect on her.
  • ‘One Village-One Product’ stalls snaked along nearly a kilometer down Siam Country Club Road, which magnetized the audience and eased their hunger for the day.
  • But if one is magnetized by works of the imagination derived almost solely from linguistics, Roussel represents some kind of summation.



Example sentences
  • The main impact of the diamagnetic components is dilution of the strongly magnetizable minerals.
  • All soils have some potentially magnetizable components, the nature of the ferrous mineralization and particle size being a major influencing factor.
  • Steel can be magnetizable or not according to the percentage of carbon in the steel.


Pronunciation: /ˌmaɡnədəˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌmaɡnəˌtīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The injected electrons caused the magnetization of the destination layer to wobble and emit microwaves, just as blowing into a whistle generates sound waves.
  • Sometimes the magnetic moment in one direction is larger than that in the other and the material shows some degree of magnetization at high enough magnetic fields.
  • The bar magnet gets its overall magnetization because all of these little component magnets are pointing in the same direction, and add up for an overall effect.


Example sentences
  • Magnetized patients might be impervious to pain, obey the magnetizer's suggestions, or display abnormal abilities.
  • In order to do this, he had to pierce the spiritual fog surrounding somnambulism, a fog that was traceable, in large part, to the practices of Franz Anton Mesmer and the ‘animal magnetizers’ of Europe.
  • ‘The Scherzo’, says M. Berlioz, ‘is an extraordinary composition’; the very opening, though containing nothing terrible in itself, produces the same inexplicable emotion that is caused by the gaze of a magnetiser [i.e. mesmerist].

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Syllabification: mag·net·ize

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