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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coercive  \Co*er"cive\,  a. 
  Serving  or  intended  to  coerce;  having  power  to  constrain.  -- 
  {Co*er"cive*ly},  adv  --  Co*er"cive*ness,  n. 
 
  Coercive  power  can  only  influence  us  to  outward 
  practice.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  {Coercive}  or  {Coercitive  force}  (Magnetism),  the  power  or 
  force  which  in  iron  or  steel  produces  a  slowness  or 
  difficulty  in  imparting  magnetism  to  it  and  also 
  interposes  an  obstacle  to  the  return  of  a  bar  to  its 
  natural  state  when  active  magnetism  has  ceased.  It  plainly 
  depends  on  the  molecular  constitution  of  the  metal. 
  --Nichol. 
 
  The  power  of  resisting  magnetization  or 
  demagnization  is  sometimes  called  coercive  force. 
  --S.  Thompson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coercive 
  adj  :  serving  or  intended  to  coerce;  "authority  is  directional 
  instead  of  coercive" 




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