demagnetize

VERB
  1. erase (a magnetic storage device)
  2. make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    demagnetize the iron shavings
    they degaussed the ship
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How To Use demagnetize In A Sentence

  • Mostly, when several components are present at a single site, the oldest ones are demagnetized first.
  • This power will... ah... repolarize... or demagnetize... the two hemispheres so they can be brought together as one. ABHORSEN
  • We recoiled as a shower of nails and screws and metal objects fell from the suddenly demagnetized structure of the tank. 365 tomorrows » 2009 » February : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day
  • If the bit becomes too small, the magnetic energy holding the bit in place may also become so small that thermal energy can cause it to demagnetize.
  • You can't drown it, however, and you can't demagnetize it.
  • As stated, the difference between magnetized and demagnetized material was that electrons in a magnetized object are aligned to go in a single rather than a seemingly randomized direction.
  • This power will... ah... repolarize... or demagnetize... the two hemispheres so they can be brought together as one. ABHORSEN
  • Thermal demagnetization was much more effective and most of the specimens were demagnetized using this technique.
  • The immense seismic vibrations from an impact can create temperatures high enough to melt or demagnetize some rocks in and near the crater.
  • The insulating strips in the commutator are sufficiently wide to demagnetize the whole of the machine before reversibility in the armature takes place, and this demagnetization sets up a _direct_ induced current, which is caught in a shunt circuit by the aid of a second commutator, which only comes into action when the first commutator goes out. Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884
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