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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡælvənaɪz/
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VerbEdit

galvanise (third-person singular simple present galvanises, present participle galvanising, simple past and past participle galvanised)

  1. (transitive, chiefly Britain) To shock or stimulate into sudden activity.
  2. (transitive, chiefly Britain) To coat with rust-resistant zinc.
  3. (transitive, chemistry, chiefly Britain) To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.

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