adjective \gal-ˈva-nik\

: relating to or producing a direct current of electricity

: causing people to feel or react strongly

Full Definition of GALVANIC

:  of, relating to, or producing a direct current of electricity <a galvanic cell>
a :  having an electric effect :  intensely exciting <a galvanic performance>
b :  produced as if by an electric shock <had a galvanic effect on the audience>
gal·van·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of GALVANIC

  1. Her performance had a galvanic effect on the audience.
  2. <her galvanic rendition of the song received rapturous applause>

First Known Use of GALVANIC


Other Electrical Engineering Terms

feedback, fuse, incandescent, noise, resonance


adjective \gal-ˈvan-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GALVANIC

: of, relating to, involving, or producing a direct current of electricity <galvanic stimulation of flaccid muscles>—compare faradic
gal·van·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Biographical Note for GALVANIC

Gal·va·ni \gäl-ˈvä-nē\ , Luigi (1737–1798), Italian physician and physicist. Galvani is known for his pioneering experiments in the electrical stimulation of frog nerves and muscles. His experiments motivated the discovery of a source of a constant current of electricity by Alessandro Volta.


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