HyperDic: galvanize

English > 3 senses of the word galvanize:
VERBemotiongalvanize, startle, galvaniseto stimulate to action
contactgalvanize, galvanisecover with zinc
bodygalvanize, galvanisestimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
galvanize > pronunciation
Soundsgae'lvahnay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > galvanize: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningTo stimulate to action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThe bad news will galvanize him; The good news will galvanize her; The performance is likely to galvanize Sue
Example "galvanized into action"
Synonymsstartle, galvanise
Broadershock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abacksurprise greatly
Spanishgalvanizar, sobresaltar
Nounsgalvanizationstimulation that arouses a person to lively action
galvanizera leader who stimulates and excites people to action
English > galvanize: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCover with zinc.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"galvanize steel"
Synonymgalvanise
Broadercoat, surfacePut a coat on
Spanishgalvanizar
Catalangalvanitzar
Nounsgalvanizationeither the work of covering with metal / metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
galvanizera skilled worker who coats / coats iron or steel with zinc
English > galvanize: 3 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningstimulate (muscles) by administering a shock.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymgalvanise
Broadershocksubject to electrical shocks
Spanishelectrolizar, espabilar, estimular, galvanizar
Catalangalvanitzar
Nounsgalvanismthe therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
galvanizationstimulation with a galvanic current

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