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Related to galvanizing: electroplating, cold galvanizing


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.
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Adj.1.galvanizing - affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"
exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
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[ˈgælvənaɪzɪŋ] ADJ [influence, force] → galvanizante; [performance] → electrizante
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