Definition of galvanic
1a : of, relating to, or producing a direct current of electricity <a galvanic cell>b : 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 performance>b : 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>
First Known Use of galvanic
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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