animal-magnetism

animal magnetism

noun
1.
the power to attract others through one's physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
2.
the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce hypnosis.
Also called biomagnetism.


Origin:
1775–85

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animal magnetism
 
n
1.  facetious sometimes the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
2.  obsolete hypnotism

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