Galvanize

Definition of Galvanize

Gal´va`nize
v. t.1.To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.
[imp. & p. p. Galvanized ; p pr. & vb. n. Galvanizing .]
2.To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.
3.To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.
4.To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.
Galvanized iron
formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid.

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