animal magnetism(redirected from Animal attraction)
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Related to Animal attraction: animal magnetism
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.
1. sometimes facetious the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
2. obsolete hypnotism
1. the power to attract others through physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
2. the power enabling one to induce hypnosis.