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galvanize

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EtymologyEdit

From French galvaniser, from galvanisme, after physiologist Luigi Alyisio Galvani (1737–1798).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡælvənaɪ̯z/

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galvanize (third-person singular simple present galvanizes, present participle galvanizing, simple past and past participle galvanized)

  1. (transitive, chiefly North America, chemistry) To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means; to electroplate.
  2. (transitive, chiefly North America) To coat with rust-resistant zinc
  3. (transitive, chiefly North America) To shock or stimulate into sudden activity
  4. (transitive, archaic) To electrify.
    • Thomas Babington Macaulay
      The agitations resembled the grinnings and writhings of a galvanized corpse, not the struggles of an athletic man.

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galvanize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of galvanizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of galvanizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of galvanizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of galvanizar