Definitions for loadstoneˈloʊdˌstoʊn

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  1. lodestone, loadstone(noun)

    a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically

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  1. Loadstone(noun)

    alt. of Lodestone

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  1. Loadstone

    or Lodestone, an iron ore remarkable for its magnetic quality or power of attracting iron; it derived its name from its use as a leading stone in the compass to mariners.


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