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 for Coercitive force
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coercive \Co*er"cive\, a.
     Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. --
     Co*er"cive*ly, adv. -- Co*er"cive*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
           Coercive power can only influence us to outward
           practice.                                --Bp.
     [1913 Webster]
     Coercive force 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              The power of resisting magnetization or
              demagnization is sometimes called coercive force.
                                                    --S. Thompson.
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