pertaining to or produced by galvanism; producing or caused by an electric current.
affecting or affected as if by galvanism; startling; shocking: the galvanic effect of his speech.
stimulating; energizing: Her galvanic presence brought the party to life.

1790–1800; < French galvanique, named after Luigi Galvani; see -ic

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galvanic or galvanical (ɡælˈvænɪk)
1.  Also: voltaic of, producing, or concerned with an electric current, esp a direct current produced chemically: a galvanic cell
2.  informal resembling the effect of an electric shock; convulsive, startling, or energetic: galvanic reflexes
galvanical or galvanical
gal'vanically or galvanical

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1797, from galvanism + -ic.
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galvanic   (gāl-vān'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to electricity generated by a chemical reaction. A galvanic cell is an electric cell, such as found in household and car batteries, that makes use of galvanic reactions to act as a power source. See Note at battery.
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Example sentences
Every great cause has its galvanic moment, when the world finally takes notice.
Its effect on art students is likely to be galvanic.
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