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galvanic

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adjective gal·van·ic \gal-ˈva-nik\

Simple Definition of galvanic

  • : relating to or producing a direct current of electricity

  • : causing people to feel or react strongly

Full Definition of galvanic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or producing a direct current of electricity <a galvanic cell>

  2. 2 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 play \-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>



1797

First Known Use of galvanic

1797

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galvanic

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adjective gal·van·ic \gal-ˈvan-ik\

Medical Definition of galvanic

  1. :  of, relating to, involving, or producing a direct current of electricity <galvanic stimulation of flaccid muscles>—compare faradic

  2. gal·van·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Biographical Note for galvanic

Gal·va·ni \gäl-ˈvä-nē\play 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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