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Medical Term:

animal magnetism

 

Definition: a putative psychic force akin to the property of mutual attraction or repulsion possessed by metal magnets and formerly believed to be the principal factor in hypnosis, which thus was called animal magnetism.

See: hypnosis, mesmerism

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