magnet - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈmæɡnɪt/
singularmagnet
pluralmagnets
  1. 1
    physics a piece of metal that can make iron or steel objects come to it so that they seem to stick to it
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  2. 2
    someone or something that attracts and interests many people very strongly

    The town has now become a real tourist magnet.

    magnet for:

    The mountains remain a magnet for all kinds of fugitives.