galvanized

adjective

gal·​va·​nized ˈgal-və-ˌnīzd How to pronounce galvanized (audio)
: coated with zinc to prevent rust
galvanized steel
a galvanized nail

Examples of galvanized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s less of a problem for a galvanized opposition, with Imamoglu at the forefront. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2024 Valley View’s plumbing system, for instance, is made up of clay and galvanized pipes, which are collapsing after more than seven decades of use. Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman, 27 Mar. 2024 Wind farms, for instance, need significant amounts of galvanized steel. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2024 This basket has comfortable beech wood handles and is thoughtfully designed with double layers of galvanized steel wire to ensure durability and rust resistance. Ebony Roberts, wsj.com, 17 Oct. 2023 The center pole and entrance pole are both built out of galvanized steel. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Loop the end of a pre-measured galvanized chain onto the link and screw the connection shut. Hannah Bruneman, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine has deepened the chasm between the Kremlin and a galvanized geopolitical West. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Hate, online hate and haters and trolls, and factions and all that has just gotten more galvanized in its toxicity. Zack Sharf, Variety, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galvanized was in 1837

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“Galvanized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galvanized. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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