de|mag|net|ize

de|mag|net|ize «dee MAG nuh tyz», verb, -ized, -iz|ing.
–v.t.
to deprive of magnetism or magnetic properties: »

A sample may be demagnetized by reversing the magnetizing current a number of times, decreasing its magnitude with each reversal (Sears and Zemansky).

–v.i.
to be demagnetized.
de|mag´net|iz´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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