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an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.


The property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by magnets.


(mag'ne-tizm) [Gr. magnes, magnet, + -ismos, condition]
The property of repulsion and attraction of certain substances that have magnetic properties.
See: magnet


magnetic attraction or repulsion.

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Q. hey guys! has anyone ever tried a chinese magnet to help a diet?? Somwone I know who is a chinse medicine healer, gave me a special magnet you stick to the right thumb of your hand to help evoid snack attacks. Did you ever hear anything about it?? did iot help anyone??

A. i tried magnets. not to dieting but magnets to the feet. supposed to help in giving energy while walking (i hike a lot). couldn't say i felt a big difference, but i only tried it for a day- so i don't know...

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