What does galvanism mean?

Definitions for galvanismˈgæl vəˌnɪz əm

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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)


  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

  3. Origin: [From Galvani: cf. F. galvanisme. See Galvanic.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galvanism

    gal′van-izm, n. a branch of the science of electricity which treats of electric currents produced by chemical agents.—adj. Galvan′ic, belonging to or exhibiting galvanism.—n. Galvanisā′tion.—v.t. Gal′vanīse, to subject to the action of a galvanic current: to confer a false vitality upon.—ns. Gal′vanist, Gal′vanīser; Galvan′ograph, a printing-surface resembling an engraved copper-plate, produced by an electrotype process from a drawing made with viscid ink on a silvered plate: an impression taken from such a plate; Galvanog′raphy; Galvanol′ogist, a student of galvanology; Galvanol′ogy, the science of galvanic phenomena; Galvanom′eter, an instrument for measuring the strength of galvanic currents; Galvanom′etry.—adj. Galvanoplas′tic.—ns. Galvanoplas′ty, electrotypy; Galvan′oscope, an instrument for detecting the existence and direction of an electric current.—Galvanic battery, a series of zinc or copper plates susceptible of galvanic action; Galvanised iron, the name given to iron coated with zinc to prevent rusting. [From Luigi Galvani, of Bologna, the discoverer (1737-98).]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galvanism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galvanism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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