galvanizing

adjective
gal·​va·​niz·​ing | \ ˈgal-və-ˌnī-ziŋ How to pronounce galvanizing (audio) \

Definition of galvanizing

: stimulating in a way that provokes action or effort … makes it easy to see he isn't the next Jordan, if only because he lacks the galvanizing effect on teammates that MJ had.— Bill Simmons The causes of today's discontent … are less galvanizing because they are less susceptible to summation in pithy slogans like "stop the war" and "law and order."— George F. Will

Other Words from galvanizing

galvanizingly adverb
… he was still known to the world by the clipped, galvanizingly dramatic name under which he had emerged as the country's most prominent advocate of black nationalism: Malcolm X. — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

First Known Use of galvanizing

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Galvanizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galvanizing. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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