Pronunciation: (gal'vu-nīz"), [key]
v.t., -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.
2. stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).
3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.
4. to coat (metal, esp. iron or steel) with zinc. Also, esp. Brit.,gal'va•nise".

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galvanismgalvanized iron
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