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Verb: galvanise  'gal-vu,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: galvanize)
  1. To stimulate to action
    - startle, galvanize
  2. Cover with zinc
    "galvanise steel";
    - galvanize
  3. Stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
    - galvanize

Derived forms: galvanised, galvanises, galvanising

Type of: ball over, blow out of the water, coat, floor, shock, surface, take aback

Encyclopedia: Galvanise