Independent union organization was galvanized by the revolution.
The Rev. Al Sharpton on the beating that galvanized a nation.
Just inside the kitchen was Marilyn, beaten to death by a section of galvanized pipe.
“A black man with a good shot at the presidency has galvanized interest in the Arab world like never before,” he added.
The explosion of traffic on his Shay story suggested that the incident had galvanized opinion left and right.
I prescribed phosphorus and strychnia, and galvanized the brain twice a week.
In another corner was a galvanized bucket, a broom, and a scrubbing-brush.
While meditating on the matter, Conan was galvanized by a sound behind him.
They sprang at him, galvanized into life and vigor at the sight of him.
Figure 52 shows a galvanized iron tank for the same purpose.
1802, from French galvaniser, from galvanisme (see galvanism). Figurative sense of "excite, stimulate (as if by electricity)" first recorded 1853. Meaning "to coat with metal by means of galvanic electricity" (especially to plate iron with tin, but now typically to plate it with zinc) is from 1839.
He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]