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Definition of "galvanic" []

  • Of or relating to direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically. (adjective)
  • Having the effect of an electric shock: a galvanic revelation. (adjective)
  • Produced as if by an electric shock: The new leader had a galvanic effect on our morale. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "galvanic" in a sentence
  • "If we take, for example, sulphuric acid and zinc and make what we call a galvanic battery, we see that from two chemical substances a third — a salt — is made in addition to which we have a peculiar energy produced called electricity."
  • "But music has a whole host of other effects on the human body, from skin galvanic levels to production of various hormones and other chemical facilitators."
  • "Beth McMullian will lead participants in a hands on electronics workshop where participants will built a primitive lie detector known as the galvanic skin response meter."