Meaning of galvanize
Pronunciation: (gal'vu-nīz"), [key]
— -nized, -niz•ing.
- to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.
- to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).
- to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.
- to coat (metal, esp. iron or steel) with zinc.
- galvanize (Thesaurus)