Galvanized iron
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • galvanized iron — noun iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust • Hypernyms: ↑iron, ↑Fe, ↑atomic number 26 • Substance Holonyms: ↑corrugated iron * * * noun : iron or steel coated with zinc to protect it from rust * * * iron or steel, esp. in sheets,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • galvanized iron — iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • galvanized iron — iron which has been coated with a thin layer of zinc by means of an electric current …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galvanized iron — gal′vanized i′ron n. mel iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iron — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 metal ADJECTIVE ▪ rusty ▪ cast, corrugated, galvanized, wrought ▪ a hut with a corrugated iron roof ▪ …   Collocations 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 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 — adjective coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. → galvanize …   English new terms dictionary

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