Definitions for galvanismˈgæl vəˌnɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•va•nismˈgæl vəˌnɪz əm(n.)

  1. electricity, esp. as produced by chemical action.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of galvanism:

1790–1800; < F galvanisme

Princeton's WordNet

  1. galvanism(noun)

    electricity produced by chemical action

  2. electrotherapy, galvanism, electric healing, electrical healing(noun)

    the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)

Wiktionary

  1. galvanism(Noun)

    The chemical generation of electricity.

  2. galvanism(Noun)

    The therapeutic use of electricity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galvanism(noun)

    electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity

  2. Galvanism(noun)

    the branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents

Freebase

  1. Galvanism

    In biology, galvanism is the contraction of a muscle that is stimulated by an electric current. In physics and chemistry, it is the induction of electrical current from a chemical reaction, typically between two chemicals with differing electronegativities.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galvanism

    the mere contact with two dissimilar metals, the science of what is now called Voltaic or current electricity, produced, as in the above instance, from the contact of dissimilar metals, especially that of acids on metals.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Galvanism

    The science of voltaic or current electricity.

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