Simple Definition of galvanize
: to cause (people) to become so excited or concerned about an issue, idea, etc., that they want to do something about it
: to cause (a force that is capable of causing change) to become active
: to cover (steel or iron) with a layer of zinc to prevent it from rusting
Full Definition of galvanize
1 a : to subject to the action of an electric current especially for the purpose of stimulating physiologically <galvanize a muscle> b : to stimulate or excite as if by an electric shock <an issue that would galvanize public opinion>
2 : to coat (iron or steel) with zinc; especially : to immerse in molten zinc to produce a coating of zinc-iron alloy
: to react as if stimulated by an electric shock <they galvanized into action>
Examples of galvanize
The group is hoping to galvanize public opinion against the proposed law.
The Web site has galvanized support for the project.
a factory where steel is galvanized
First Known Use of galvanize
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Medical Definition of galvanize
gal·va·nized or British gal·va·nisedgal·va·niz·ing or British gal·va·nis·ing
: to subject to the action of an electric current especially for the purpose of stimulating physiologically <galvanize a muscle>
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