galvanization

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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galvanization - stimulation with a galvanic current
stimulation - (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.)
2.galvanization - stimulation that arouses a person to lively action; "the unexpected news produced a kind of galvanization of the whole team"
stimulation - the act of arousing an organism to action
3.galvanization - either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
Translations
galvanizace

galvanization

nGalvanisierung f, → Galvanisation f

galvanization

[ˌgælvənaɪˈzeɪʃn] ngalvanizzazione f
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With the Nats currently ranking 21st in average attedance (21,402), and never being able to galvinize the fan base since Nationals Park opened, it's the one spot that you might point to.
Her claim that the play's escalating level of violence is meant 'to galvinize the audience into active support of the Protestant cause in Europe at that very moment', (14) suggests that the power of the play is its transparency--that 'the propaganda aspect of the play would have been its most observable feature to its original audience'.