pertaining to or produced by galvanism; producing or caused by an electric current. affecting or affected as if by galvanism; startling; shocking: the galvanic effect of his speech.
stimulating; energizing: Her galvanic presence brought the party to life.
Origin of galvanic
1790–1800;Related formsgal·van·i·cal·ly, adverb
< French galvanique,
named after Luigi Galvani
; see -ic
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Related Words for galvanicpropulsive
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Derived Formsgalvanically, adverb
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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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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