Definition of Galvanise

1. Verb. To stimulate to action. "The good news will galvanise her"; "Galvanized into action"




2. Verb. Cover with zinc. "Galvanize steel"
Exact synonyms: Galvanize
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface
Derivative terms: Galvanisation, Galvaniser, Galvaniser, Galvanization, Galvanizer

3. Verb. Stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock.
Exact synonyms: Galvanize
Generic synonyms: Shock
Derivative terms: Galvanisation, Galvanism, Galvanism, Galvanization

Definition of Galvanise

1. Verb. (transitive chiefly British) To shock or stimulate into sudden activity. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive chiefly British) To coat with rust-resistant zinc. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive chiefly British chemistry): To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galvanise

1. [v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galvanise

galvanic battery
galvanic cautery
galvanic cell
galvanic couple
galvanic couples
galvanic current
galvanic nystagmus
galvanic pile
galvanic series
galvanic skin reaction
galvanic skin reflex
galvanic skin response
galvanic threshold
galvanically
galvanisation
galvanise (current term)
galvanised
galvaniser
galvanisers
galvanises
galvanising
galvanism
galvanisms
galvanist
galvanists
galvanization
galvanizations
galvanize
galvanized
galvanized iron

Literary usage of Galvanise

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"Remember it is the phrenic nerve and the diaphragm that you want to galvanise. If you attempt to galvanise the pneumo- ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1873)
"Remember it is the phrenic nerve and the diaphragm that you want to galvanise. If you attempt to galvanise the ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Philos, of the Mechanical Sciences. galvanisation, galvanise, etc. See galvanization, etc. galvanism (gal'va-nizm), и. [= DG galca- nismus = Dan. ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1873)
"Independently of the formidable dangers which, it is now well known, attend the process, independently also of the fact that it is impossible to galvanise ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1866)
"Do not try experiments on sentient creatures who may turn on you ; or (to adopt Sydney Smith's warning) galvanise a frog—do not galvanise a tiger. ..."

6. Marine Engineer and Naval Architect (1900)
"All his firm now did, however, was to galvanise six or eight inches of the lower ends of the tubes. They did not attach so much importance to galvanising ..."

7. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"... is placed on the nerve which is to be stimulated and the other on some part of the body unconnected with it. galvanise. (Galvanism. ..."

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