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gal·va·nize

 (găl′və-nīz′)
tr.v. gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing, gal·va·niz·es
1. To stimulate or shock with an electric current.
2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur: "The country was galvanized in the weeks and months after 9/11" (Davis Phinney).
3. To coat (iron or steel) with rust-resistant zinc.

gal′va·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
gal′va·niz′er n.

galvanize

(ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz) or

galvanise

vb (tr)
1. to stimulate to action; excite; startle
2. (Metallurgy) to cover (iron, steel, etc) with a protective zinc coating by dipping into molten zinc or by electrodeposition
3. (General Physics) to stimulate by application of an electric current
n
Caribbean galvanized iron, usually in the form of corrugated sheets as used in roofing
ˌgalvaniˈzation, ˌgalvaniˈsation n
ˈgalvaˌnizer, ˈgalvaˌniser n

gal•va•nize

(ˈgæl vəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to stimulate by an electric current: to galvanize muscles or nerves.
2. to stimulate; stir; startle into sudden activity: to galvanize the public into action.
3. to coat (metal, esp. iron or steel) with zinc.
[1795–1805; < French galvaniser]
gal`va•ni•za′tion, n.
gal′va•niz`er, n.

galvanize


Past participle: galvanized
Gerund: galvanizing

Imperative
galvanize
galvanize
Present
I galvanize
you galvanize
he/she/it galvanizes
we galvanize
you galvanize
they galvanize
Preterite
I galvanized
you galvanized
he/she/it galvanized
we galvanized
you galvanized
they galvanized
Present Continuous
I am galvanizing
you are galvanizing
he/she/it is galvanizing
we are galvanizing
you are galvanizing
they are galvanizing
Present Perfect
I have galvanized
you have galvanized
he/she/it has galvanized
we have galvanized
you have galvanized
they have galvanized
Past Continuous
I was galvanizing
you were galvanizing
he/she/it was galvanizing
we were galvanizing
you were galvanizing
they were galvanizing
Past Perfect
I had galvanized
you had galvanized
he/she/it had galvanized
we had galvanized
you had galvanized
they had galvanized
Future
I will galvanize
you will galvanize
he/she/it will galvanize
we will galvanize
you will galvanize
they will galvanize
Future Perfect
I will have galvanized
you will have galvanized
he/she/it will have galvanized
we will have galvanized
you will have galvanized
they will have galvanized
Future Continuous
I will be galvanizing
you will be galvanizing
he/she/it will be galvanizing
we will be galvanizing
you will be galvanizing
they will be galvanizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been galvanizing
you have been galvanizing
he/she/it has been galvanizing
we have been galvanizing
you have been galvanizing
they have been galvanizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been galvanizing
you will have been galvanizing
he/she/it will have been galvanizing
we will have been galvanizing
you will have been galvanizing
they will have been galvanizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been galvanizing
you had been galvanizing
he/she/it had been galvanizing
we had been galvanizing
you had been galvanizing
they had been galvanizing
Conditional
I would galvanize
you would galvanize
he/she/it would galvanize
we would galvanize
you would galvanize
they would galvanize
Past Conditional
I would have galvanized
you would have galvanized
he/she/it would have galvanized
we would have galvanized
you would have galvanized
they would have galvanized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.galvanize - to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
ball over, blow out of the water, floor, shock, take aback - surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
2.galvanize - cover with zinc; "galvanize steel"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
3.galvanize - stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
shock - subject to electrical shocks

galvanize

verb stimulate, encourage, inspire, prompt, move, fire, shock, excite, wake, stir, spur, provoke, startle, arouse, awaken, rouse, prod, jolt, kick-start, electrify, goad, impel, invigorate The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.

galvanize

verb
Translations
galvanizovatvyburcovat
galvanisereopildne
galvanizál
galvanísera, sinkhúîaörva, vekja til athafna
apcinkuoticinkuotigalvanizuoti
galvanizētpamudinātstimulēt
galvanizovať
galvanizlemekharekete geçirmektahrik etmek

galvanize

[ˈgælvənaɪz] VT
1. [+ metal] → galvanizar
2. (fig) to galvanize sb into actionmover a algn para que actúe
to galvanize sb into lifesacar a algn de su abstracción

galvanize

[ˈgælvənaɪz] galvanise (British) vt [+ person] → galvaniser
to galvanize sb into action → pousser qn à agir
to galvanize sb into doing sth → pousser qn à faire qch

galvanize

vt
(Elec) → galvanisieren
(fig)elektrisieren; to galvanize somebody into actionjdn plötzlich aktiv werden lassen; to galvanize somebody into doing or to do somethingjdm einen Stoß geben, etw sofort zu tun; he was galvanized into life by the newsdie Nachricht hat ihm enormen Auftrieb gegeben

galvanize

[ˈgælvəˌnaɪz] vtgalvanizzare (fig) → galvanizzare, elettrizzare
to galvanize sb into action → spronare qn all'azione

galvanize,

galvanise

(ˈgӕlvənaiz) verb
1. to cover (iron or steel) with a thin layer of zinc to prevent it rusting.
2. (with into) to cause or move (a person) to do something. The threat of losing their jobs galvanized the men into action.
References in classic literature ?
Her shining copper sheathing, her galvanised iron-work, her deck, white as ivory, betrayed the pride taken by John Bunsby in making her presentable.
A tumult up the road, a quarrel for a place in a waggon, sent the whole host of them quickening their pace; even a man so scared and broken that his knees bent under him was galvanised for a moment into renewed activity.
Sherlock Holmes sprang out of his chair as if he had been galvanised.
There are only three rooms and a kitchen in it, and it is constructed of green brick with a galvanised iron roof, but there is a good garden with the best loquot trees in it that I know, and some nice young mangoes, of which I hope great things.
Audley still looked rather too bewildered to be really the man the empire wants; none of the company could say anything except the man of wood--Colonel Pound--who seemed galvanised into an unnatural life.
He doesn't--well, he doesn't belong either to the Lotos Club or to the Jerry McGeogheghan Galvanised Iron Workers' Apprentices' Left Hook Chowder Association.