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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