iron or steel, especially in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
(building trades) iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc
[gal-vuh-nahyz] /ˈgæl vəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), galvanized, galvanizing. 1. to stimulate by or as if by a current. 2. Medicine/Medical. to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from ). 3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate. 4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc. /ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz/ verb (transitive) […]
1. a combining form representing galvanic, or galvanism, in compound words: galvanometer. combining form 1. indicating a galvanic current: galvanometer
[gal-vuh-noh-kaw-tuh-ree, gal-van-oh-] /ˌgæl və noʊˈkɔ tə ri, gælˌvæn oʊ-/ noun, plural galvanocauteries. Medicine/Medical. 1. a heated by a galvanic current. 2. cauterization by means of such a .
galvanochemical gal·va·no·chem·i·cal (gāl’və-nō-kěm’ĭ-kəl) adj. Of or being electrochemical.