verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
- galvanic pile,
- galvanic skin response,
- galvanized iron,
Origin of galvanize
Examples from the Web for galvanizing
Yes, it was a fairly disappointing year in music—one devoid of Goth teen prodigies, Yeezy, and galvanizing rock anthems.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, that devastating storm that struck New Jersey in the fall of 2012 has become the galvanizing issue of the 2014 campaign.Red Sweep? Maybe, but One Tea Party Incumbent Is in Trouble|Dean Obeidallah|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the vanguard of the protests has been the galvanizing effect of social media.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare|Vac Verikaitis|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their job is to fuel a galvanizing blend of fear and outrage among listeners.Ted Cruz’s Biggest Cheerleaders Are (Where Else?) on Right-Wing Talk Radio|Michelle Cottle|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The success is galvanizing, and Facebook is just the beginning.An Auschwitz Survivor Searches for His Twin on Facebook|Nina Strochlic|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly the bell rang out, and the supine teamsters, galvanizing into life, jumped to their seats.The Boy Scouts Book of Stories|Various
The conductors may be of copper, or of soft iron protected by galvanizing or coated with lead.
Her rebuking words had the effect of galvanizing poor Harkness' limbs to action—but not his tongue.Red-Robin|Jane Abbott
And I want to ask papa particularly about galvanizing the mummy.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
"Because I don't believe in galvanizing dead friendships," I answered.
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.
Placement of a thin coat of a metal, such as zinc, over iron or steel to protect the latter from rust. Galvanized metals typically appear shiny.