Definitions

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  • v. To shock or stimulate into sudden activity.
  • v. To coat with rust-resistant zinc.
  • v. : To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to stimulate to action
  • v. cover with zinc
  • v. stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock

Etymologies

From Galvani + -ise (Wiktionary)

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