Origin of galvanic
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Examples from the Web for galvanic
You thought it was a galvanic belt, or something of that sort.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Where would be the stomach-pumps and the galvanic batteries for science?Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
With a start, as if shocked into galvanic motion, the boy sat upright.
His simple reply had a galvanic effect on his three hearers.The Return of Peter Grimm
We can send a galvanic current through a piece of platinum wire.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
- Also: voltaic of, producing, or concerned with an electric current, esp a direct current produced chemicallya galvanic cell
- informal resembling the effect of an electric shock; convulsive, startling, or energeticgalvanic reflexes
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Word Origin and History for galvanic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to electricity generated by a chemical reaction. A galvanic cell is an electric cell, such as found in household and car batteries, that makes use of galvanic reactions to act as a power source. See Note at battery.
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