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v. at·tract·ed, at·tract·ing, at·tracts
1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
To possess or use the power of attraction.
[Middle English attracten, from Latin attrahere, attract- : ad-, ad- + trahere, pull.]
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|Adj.||1.||attractable - capable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet; "the magnetic chips of steel produced by a cutting tool are attractable by a magnet"|
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