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galvanize

[ gal-vuh-nahyz ]
/ 藞g忙l v蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), gal路va路nized, gal路va路niz路ing.
to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.
Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).
to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.
to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc.
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Also especially British, gal路va路nise .

Origin of galvanize

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; from French galvaniser, named after Luigi Galvani; see -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for galvanize

galvanize

galvanise

/ (藞伞忙lv蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to stimulate to action; excite; startle
to cover (iron, steel, etc) with a protective zinc coating by dipping into molten zinc or by electrodeposition
to stimulate by application of an electric current
noun
Caribbean galvanized iron, usually in the form of corrugated sheets as used in roofing

Derived forms of galvanize

galvanization or galvanisation, noungalvanizer or galvaniser, noun
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