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Definition of magic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having or using special powers to make impossible things happen or seem to happen a magic spell/charm/potion/trick There is no magic formula for passing exams—only hard work.
  2. 2(informal) having a special quality that makes something seem wonderful It was a magic moment when the two sisters were reunited after 30 years. She has a magic touch with the children and they do everything she asks. Trust is the magic ingredient in our relationship.
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