verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
Examples from the Web for galvanized
The state was in a deep recession as Duke galvanized a racial backlash.
It is this very sensitive issue that has galvanized widespread resistance from previously loyal campesinos.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Independent union organization was galvanized by the revolution.Once Key Players in the Revolution, Egypt's Workers Stand Down|Jesse Rosenfeld|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The case also galvanized the gay-rights movement, which grew exponentially in its wake.The Sodomy Case That May Sway Justice Kennedy’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote|Adam Winkler|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was a startling move from a globally renowned activist who galvanized women to push for an end to civil war.A Nobel Smackdown in Liberia: Leymah Gbowee vs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf|Abigail Pesta|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How often we have been horrified by these galvanized and ogling corpses.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
A blast in my ear, like the voice of fifty trombones, galvanized me into full consciousness.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
Climbing over two galvanized washtubs, he managed to get close enough to inspect it carefully.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
This time the exterior wires of the cable were of galvanized iron, the better to resist corrosion.Little Masterpieces of Science:|Various
He revenged himself by advising everybody to buy antiques from an extraordinary old gentleman, extremely like a galvanized mummy.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson