galvanise

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

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

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

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galvanise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of galvaniser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of galvaniser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of galvaniser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of galvaniser
  5. second-person singular imperative of galvaniser