semimagnetic

magnetic

[mag-net-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a magnet or magnetism.
2.
having the properties of a magnet.
3.
capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet.
4.
pertaining to the magnetic field of the earth: the magnetic equator.
5.
exerting a strong attractive power or charm: a magnetic personality.
6.
noting or pertaining to various bearings and measurements as indicated by a magnetic compass: magnetic amplitude; magnetic course; magnetic meridian.
Also, magnetical.


Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin magnēticus. See magnet, -ic

magnetically, adverb
nonmagnetic, adjective
nonmagnetical, adjective
nonmagnetically, adverb
overmagnetic, adjective
overmagnetically, adverb
semimagnetic, adjective
semimagnetical, adjective
semimagnetically, adverb
unmagnetic, adjective
unmagnetical, adjective


5. persuasive, charismatic, captivating.
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magnetic (mæɡˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, producing, or operated by means of magnetism
2.  of or concerned with a magnet
3.  of or concerned with the magnetism of the earth: the magnetic equator
4.  capable of being magnetized
5.  exerting a powerful attraction: a magnetic personality
 
mag'netically
 
adv

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magnetic
1630s, literal and figurative, from Mod.L. magneticus, from magnet- (see magnet).
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magnetic   (māg-nět'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Producing, caused by, or making use of magnetic fields.
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