Definition of Galvanize

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




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

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

Definition of Galvanize

1. v. t. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.

Definition of Galvanize

1. Verb. (transitive chiefly North America chemistry) To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means; to electroplate. ¹

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

3. Verb. (transitive chiefly North America) To shock or stimulate into sudden activity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galvanize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

Medical Definition of Galvanize

1. 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents. 2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc, by means of electricity. 3. To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity. 4. To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanised iron. Galvanised iron, formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid. Origin: Cf. F. Galvaniser. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galvanize

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galvanoglyphy

Literary usage of Galvanize

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1. "The Iron Founder" Supplement: A Complete Illustrated Exposition of the Art by Simpson Bolland (1893)
"TO galvanize GRAY-IRON CASTINGS. FIRST cleanse the castings in an ordinary tumbling-barrel in the usual manner. When the sand has been all removed. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"galvanize, va I. Affect with galvanism, treat with galvanism, charge with voltaic electricity. gar-pike, sea-pike, long-nose, gore-bill, sword- Betone ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Also spelled galvanisation. galvanize (gal'va-nlz), vt ; prĂȘt. and. pp. galvanized, ppr. galvanizing. ..."

4. Readings in Modern European History: A Collection of Extracts from the by James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard (1909)
"... persecute the Unitarians, muzzle the Ranters, be unjust to a few thousand Sectaries, not to six millions; galvanize a frog, don't galvanize a tiger. ..."

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