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Word of the Day 10/13/19 Galvanize

Galvanize (verb)
galvanize [ gal-vuh-nahyz ]


verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
1. to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.
2. Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).
3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.
4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc.

Also especially British, gal·va·nise.

RELATED FORMS
gal·va·ni·za·tion, noun
gal·va·niz·er, noun
non·gal·va·nized, adjective
pre·gal·va·nize, verb (used with object), pre·gal·va·nized, pre·gal·va·niz·ing.
re·gal·va·ni·za·tion, noun
re·gal·va·nize, verb (used with object), re·gal·va·nized, re·gal·va·niz·ing.
un·gal·va·nized, adjective

RELATED WORDS
shock, energize, invigorate, stun, motivate, excite, jolt, startle, arouse, stir, frighten, provoke, spur, astonish, prime, thrill, pique, fire, move, electrify

SYNONYMS
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3. rouse, stir, electrify, fire, spur, animate.

Origin: 1795–1805; < French galvaniser, named after Luigi Galvani; see -ize

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