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galvanism

[ gal-vuh-niz-uhm ]

noun

  1. Electricity. electricity, especially as produced by chemical action.
  2. Medicine/Medical. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.


galvanism

/ ˈɡælvəˌnɪzəm /

noun

  1. obsolete.
    electricity, esp when produced by chemical means as in a cell or battery
  2. med treatment involving the application of electric currents to tissues


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Word History and Origins

Origin of galvanism1

1790–1800; < French galvanisme, named after Luigi Galvani; -ism
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Word History and Origins

Origin of galvanism1

C18: via French from Italian galvanismo, after Luigi Galvani
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Example Sentences

Back in 1875 Beard and Rockwell speak of two cases, one cured and the other relieved by descending galvanism.

But galvanism applied to the spinal cord in the neck, causes contraction of blood-vessels.

I laid great stress on the 3/8's, and the galvanism, and took them on trust, ignorant as to their functions.

This mental galvanism was rewarded by improved pay, enabling them to live comfortably till the end of 1838.

No medical man should give any female up who is flooding, no matter how severely, till he has tried Galvanism.

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