galvanisation

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galvanize or galvanise (ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to stimulate to action; excite; startle
2.  to cover (iron, steel, etc) with a protective zinc coating by dipping into molten zinc or by electrodeposition
3.  to stimulate by application of an electric current
 
n
4.  (Caribbean) galvanized iron, usually in the form of corrugated sheets as used in roofing
 
galvanise or galvanise
 
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galvani'zation or galvanise
 
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galvani'sation or galvanise
 
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'galvanizer or galvanise
 
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'galvaniser or galvanise
 
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galvanisation

noun
1. stimulation with a galvanic current [syn: galvanization
2. stimulation that arouses a person to lively action; "the unexpected news produced a kind of galvanization of the whole team" [syn: galvanization
3. either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting [syn: galvanization
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