If you magnetise a long bar of iron you will find that its length is actually altered.
She used to say in her sleep, "magnetise the water by seven vibrations of the harp."
No cruel inhuman despot could magnetise with an enduring fascination multitudes of men and women as he did.
When she wanted to be cheerful, she requested Kerner to magnetise the water she drank, by playing the Jew's-harp.
He had heard Mesmer say that he could magnetise bits of wood—why should he not be able to magnetise a whole tree?
He is endeavouring to magnetise me to his will, but my power is no less than his; it may be greater.
A doctor will magnetise water and cure his patient therewith.
We might also magnetise the car, say by surrounding it with a coil of wire excited from an accumulator on board.
He will magnetise a cloth, and the cloth, laid on the seat of pain, will heal.
To cause an object to become temporarily or permanently magnetic. For example, an unmagnetized object made of ferromagnetic material consists of molecules that are magnetic but randomly aligned, producing no net magnetic field; exposure to a magnetic field causes the molecules to align themselves with the field, producing their own net field, so that the object as a whole becomes magnetized.