from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically.
- adj. Having the effect of an electric shock: a galvanic revelation.
- adj. Produced as if by an electric shock: The new leader had a galvanic effect on our morale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to galvanism; electric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to galvanism, or current electricity as produced by a chemical battery (see electricity): same as voltaic, a word in more common use.
- Spasmodic, like the movements of a limb produced by a current of electricity: as, a galvanic start.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
- adj. pertaining to or producing electric current by chemical action
galvan(ism) + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French galvanique, after physiologist Luigi Alyisio Galvani (1737–1798) + -ique. (Wiktionary)