verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
Origin of galvanize
Synonyms for galvanize
Related Words for galvanizationelation, joy, hilarity, euphoria, gladness, gaiety, sprightliness, uplift, cheerfulness, stimulation, liveliness, animation, elevation, excitation, exaltation, quickening, delight, inspiration, joyfulness, mirth
Examples from the Web for galvanization
Historical Examples of galvanization
The Papacy is now a corpse beyond all power of galvanization.
Galvanization or faradization of the affected parts may also be employed, and with, occasionally, beneficial effect.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Galvanization of the bladder with an intravesical electrode is sometimes of service to strengthen its capacity for contraction.
He was ordered two weeks' rest in bed, with massage, cool sponging daily, and galvanization of the areas of neuralgia.
Galvanization from supra-orbital foramen to nape stopped the pain in five minutes.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it
Francis E. Anstie
1798, noun of action from galvanize.
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,
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]
Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.