Definitions for galvanise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. startle, galvanize, galvanise(verb)

    to stimulate to action

    "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"

  2. galvanize, galvanise(verb)

    cover with zinc

    "galvanize steel"

  3. galvanize, galvanise(verb)

    stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock


  1. galvanise(Verb)

    To shock or stimulate into sudden activity.

  2. galvanise(Verb)

    To coat with rust-resistant zinc.

  3. galvanise(Verb)

    : To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.

  4. Origin: From Galvani + -ise

Translations for galvanise

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to cover (iron or steel) with a thin layer of zinc to prevent it rusting.

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