Magnesia alba[L.] (Med. Chem.), a bulky white amorphous substance, consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic.

(Mag*ne"sian) a. Pertaining to, characterized by, or containing, magnesia or magnesium.

Magnesian limestone. (Min.) See Dolomite.

(Mag*ne"sic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, magnesium; as, magnesic oxide.

(Mag"ne*site) n. [Cf. F. magnésite.] (Min.) Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.

(Mag*nal"i*ty) n. [L. magnalis mighty, fr. magnus great.] A great act or event; a great attainment. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Mag`na*nim"i*ty) n. [F. magnanimité, L. magnanimitas.] The quality of being magnanimous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects.

(Mag*nan"i*mous) a.[L. magnanimus; magnus great + animus mind. See Magnate, and Animus.]

1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.

Be magnanimous in the enterprise.

To give a kingdom hath been thought
Greater and nobler done, and to lay down
Far more magnanimous than to assume.

2. Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.

Both strived for death; magnanimous debate.

There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.

(Mag*nan"i*mous*ly), adv. In a magnanimous manner; with greatness of mind.

Magnase black
(Mag"nase black`) (Paint.) A black pigment which dries rapidly when mixed with oil, and is of intense body. Fairholt.

(Mag"nate) [F. magnat, L. (pl.) magnates, magnati, fr. magnus great. See Master.]

1. A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere. Macaulay.

2. One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.

(Mag"nes) n. [L.] Magnet. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Mag*ne"si*a) n. [L. Magnesia, fem. of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. h` Magnhsi`a li`qos a magnet. Cf. Magnet.] (Chem.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.

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