animal magnetism

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animal magnetism

n.
1.
a. Strongly attractive personal charm.
b. Sex appeal.
2. A special personal power or presence held to facilitate the hypnotism of others.
3. A theory developed in the 19th century by Franz Mesmer that the body is pervaded by a magnetic fluid that can be redirected by a healer to cure disease. A version of the theory was later developed as hypnotism.

animal magnetism

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

an′imal mag′netism


n.
1. the power to attract others through physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
2. the power enabling one to induce hypnosis.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.animal magnetism - magnetic personal charmanimal magnetism - magnetic personal charm    
attractiveness - sexual allure
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