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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galvanizer - a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
2.galvanizer - a leader who stimulates and excites people to action
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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