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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.

galvanized

(ˈɡælvəˌnaɪzd) or

galvanised

adj
stimulated to action; excited; startled(of iron, steel, etc) covered with a protective zinc coatingstimulated by application of an electric current
Translations

galvanized

[ˈgælvənaɪzd] ADJgalvanizado

galvanized

[ˈgælvənaɪzd] galvanised (British) adj [metal] → galvanisé(e)

galvanized

adj iron, steelgalvanisiert
References in classic literature ?
The first telephone wire was of galvanized iron, which had at least the primitive virtue of being cheap.
His eyes sought the length of the canoe in search of the paddle, for a determination had galvanized him to immediate action despite his weakness and his wound.
At the clanking of their frightful irons, the unhappy child quivered like a dead frog which is being galvanized.
So the scream of Sabor, the lioness, galvanized the brain and muscles of little Tarzan into instant action.
I saw that he was headed toward a little point of the forest which ran out toward the sea not far from where we had been standing, and as the mighty creature, the sight of which had galvanized him into such remarkable action, was forging steadily toward me.
His efforts would have succeeded had not this unexpected interruption galvanized the malign brain of the Russian into instant action with its sudden promise of deliverance and revenge.
They were buried as they died, being carted on a sheet of galvanized iron, in their nakedness, from the hospital to the hole in the ground.
He suspended the work of his hands to listen, and, when he recognized Jerry's wailing, sprang to his feet, galvanized into action.
It must have a roof of galvanized iron and an octagon-drop-clock.
In its frozen state it was more like strips of galvanized iron, and when a dog wrestled it into his stomach it thawed into thin and innutritious leathery strings and into a mass of short hair, irritating and indigestible.
No other communication could have galvanized him into such energy.
What would happen should one of the moribund Spanish gun-boats be suddenly galvanized into a flicker of active life did not trouble us, once we were inside the bay--so completely did it appear out of the reach of a meddling world; and besides, in those days we were imaginative enough to look with a kind of joyous equanimity on any chance there was of being quietly hanged somewhere out of the way of diplomatic remonstrance.