|galvanize or galvanise (ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz)|
|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|
|4.||(Caribbean) galvanized iron, usually in the form of corrugated sheets as used in roofing|
|galvanise or galvanise|
|galvani'zation or galvanise|
|galvani'sation or galvanise|
|'galvanizer or galvanise|
|'galvaniser or galvanise|
"He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about."
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]
Placement of a thin coat of a metal, such as zinc, over iron or steel to protect the latter from rust. Galvanized metals typically appear shiny.