Definition of galvanic
1a : of, relating to, or producing a direct current of electricity a galvanic cellb : caused by galvanism —used especially of the corrosion of metallic objects as a result of electrolytic action … an effective alternative to conventional copper paints that cause galvanic corrosion of metals underwater. — Cruising World
2a : having an electric effect : intensely exciting a galvanic performanceb : produced as if by an electric shock had a galvanic effect on the audience
galvanicallyplay \gal-ˈva-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of galvanic in a Sentence
Her performance had a galvanic effect on the audience.
her galvanic rendition of the song received rapturous applause
Recent Examples of galvanic from the Web
Pax, the eponymous fox of Sara Pennypacker’s new novel, is built on the model of Hughes’s cub, half wild and half domesticated, a galvanic presence fit to join the ranks of fiction’s great foxes.
The Navy has systems for dealing with galvanic corrosion, but did not include them in Independence‘s design.
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GALVANIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of galvanic for English Language Learners
: relating to or producing a direct current of electricity
: causing people to feel or react strongly
Biographical Note for galvanic
Galvani \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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