Galvanized
Galvanize Gal"va*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Galvanized}; p pr. & vb. n. {Galvanizing}.] [Cf. F. galvaniser.] 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents. [1913 Webster]

2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity. [1913 Webster]

3. To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity. [1913 Webster]

4. To coat, as iron, with zinc. See {Galvanized iron}. [1913 Webster]

{Galvanized iron}, formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid. [1913 Webster]


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  • galvanized — UK [ˈɡælvənaɪzd] US [ˈɡælvəˌnaɪzd] adjective galvanized metal is covered with a layer of zinc (=a blue white metal) to protect it from being damaged Thesaurus: words used to describe metalhyponym types of metalhypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • galvanized — [[t]gæ̱lvənaɪzd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Galvanized metal, especially iron and steel, has been covered with zinc in order to protect it from rust and other damage. ...corrosion resistant galvanized steel. ...75mm galvanised nails. (in BRIT, also use… …   English dictionary

  • galvanized — adj. Galvanized is used with these nouns: ↑bucket, ↑iron, ↑metal, ↑nail, ↑steel …   Collocations dictionary

  • galvanized — gal|va|nized [ gælvə,naızd ] adjective galvanized metal is covered with a layer of ZINC (=a blue white metal) to protect it from being damaged …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • galvanized — UK [ˈɡælvənaɪzd] / US [ˈɡælvəˌnaɪzd] adjective galvanized metal is covered with a layer of zinc (= a blue white metal) to protect it from being damaged …   English dictionary

  • galvanized — gal|va|nized also galvanised BrE [ˈgælvənaızd] adj galvanised iron/metal etc metal that has had a covering of ↑zinc put on it so that it does not ↑rust …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • galvanized — adj. treated by means of an electric current; stimulated; coated with a thin layer of zinc or other metal (of metal) galvanize (Amer.) gal·va·nize || gælvÉ™naɪz v. coat metal with a thin layer of zinc; application of an electric current (to a …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galvanized — adjective coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. → galvanize …   English new terms dictionary

  • galvanized — also ise BrE adjective galvanised iron/metal etc metal with a covering of zinc made using electricity …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Galvanized Yankees — was a term from the American Civil War used to refer to former Confederate prisoners of war who had sworn allegiance to the Union. Due to doubts about their ultimate loyalty, Galvanized Yankees were generally assigned to garrison forts far from… …   Wikipedia

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